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RETICULOCYTE COUNT, AUTOMATED

Test Code
RETCA
 
SynonymsRetic
SPECIMEN REQUIREMENTS
Container TypeLavender top tube (EDTA)
Supply Item Numberpicture1222
Specimen TypeWhole blood
Preferred Volume3 mL
Minimum Volume0.5 mL EDTA whole blood
Store and TransportRefrigerated
StabilityRoom Temp 1 day  Refrigerated 3 days  
CPT Codes85046
Billing CodeRETCA
Test ScheduleDaily
Turnaround Time1-2 days
MethodAutomated-New Methylene Blue
Reference Ranges
TitleDescriptorRangesUnits
Reticulocyte Count0-2 days3.0-7.0%
3-6 days1.0-3.0
7 days-1 mo0.0-1.0
2 mo-4 yrs1.0-2.0
5+ yrs0.4-2.7
Reticulocytes, Absolute5+ yrs16-123K/uL
Immature Reticulocyte Fraction1+ yrs0.17-0.43

Interface Codes
typeorder codetest descriptionresult coderesult descriptionunitsdecimal placesloinc code
o85045.Z8Reticulocyte Automated
r85045.Z8Reticulocyte Automated85025.Z2Red Blood CellsM/uL2789-8
r85045.Z8Reticulocyte Automated85044.Z2Reticulocyte%131112-6
r85045.Z8Reticulocyte Automated85044.Z4Reticulocyte, Corrected%131111-8
r85045.Z8Reticulocyte Automated85045.Z5Retic, Percent% 17849-1
r85045.Z8Reticulocyte Automated85045.Z6Retic, AbsoluteK/uL 14196-0
r85045.Z8Reticulocyte Automated85045.Z7Immature Retic Fraction 233516-6

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