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Platelet Count, Whole Blood

Mnemonic:    [PLT]
Name:    Platelet Count, Whole Blood
Specimen:    2 mL whole blood from a Lavender top tube. Done as part of a Hematology panel.
Reference Range:    Adult: 130 - 425 Thous/uL
Critical Range:    < 50 or > 1,000 Thous/uL
  Method:    Impedance Particle Counting
Note:    Platelet counts cannot be performed on refrigerated samples.

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