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Specimen Requirements​ ​

  • ​Whole blood
​Required Volume
  • Optimal Volume: 4 mL
  • Minimum Volume:  1 mL
    (Submitting the minimum volume makes it impossible to repeat the test or perform confirmatory/reflex testing. In some situations, a minimum volume may require a second collection.)
  • Pediatric Volume:  0.5 mL
  • Capillary Volume:  0.5 mL (minimum of 250 uL)
  • ​Manual reticulocyte preparations will be made within 24 hours
  • Can be run for up to 72 hours if stored in refrigerator
Grounds for Rejection​

Testing Information​ ​

  • ​Available 24 hours, 7 days a week
Testing Site​
  • ​RUH, SPH
Results Reporting​
  • ​Retic will be available within 4 hour of receipt by RUH, SPH
  • ​Automated method
  • Manual method available if analyzer is down
​Specimen Retention
  • ​72 hours
Alternate Test Names​
  • ​Retic
​Additional Comments
  • ​CBC required at time of collection
SHR LIS Test Code​
  • ARETC (For Laboratory Use Only)


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Laboratory Controlled Document LSM-40 v3

Last Modified: Friday, December 15, 2017 |
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