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Platelet Reticulocytes

Source Blood
Mnemonic PRET
(Note: CBC required if not already collected same day)
Specimen Requirements

Pediatric: 1 x 1.8 mL blue top sodium citrate

Adult: 1 x 8.5 mL yellow top ACD-A

Specimen Handling

Specimens submitted to CLS from within Alberta: Mix well. DO NOT refrigerate, centrifuge or freeze. Send immediately to Flow Cytometry.

Specimens submitted to CLS from outside Alberta: CBC required: fax CBC result to 403-270-4135.
DO NOT centrifuge or freeze samples. Ship at room temperature or 4oC, using an overnight courier. Please follow Flow Cytometry Shipping and Handling instructions when sending to CLS.

Additional Information Specimens submitted to CLS from outside Alberta: Use FC3200EP Flow Cytometry Out of Province Requisition.
For pricing and billing, refer to Flow Cytometry Billing and Pricing.
Testing Location Flow Cytometry
Testing Frequency Monday - Friday
Alternate Name(s)
Reference Interval Provided on report.