STAT: 1 hour, Routine: 4 - 8 hours
Blood Survey, Platelet Count
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Evaluation of bleeding disorders.
Updated March 2018
* Reference ranges may change over time. Please refer to the original patient report when evaluating results.
Contact Hematology Laboratory at 936-6866 for alternate collection materials when a manual platelet is ordered due to clumping.
Collect specimen in a lavender top EDTA K2 Vacutainer® tube or EDTA K2 Microtainer® tube. Send intact specimen at room temperature within 24 hours of collection.
Collect specimen in a lavender top EDTA K2 Vacutainer® tube or EDTA K2 Microtainer® tube. Send intact within 24 hours of collection if stored at room temperature or within 48 hours if stored refrigerated.