Reticulocyte Count

Tube Type

Includes Reticulocyte Hemoglobin Content

Test ID LAB296
EPIC Order RETICULOCYTES
CPT Code(s) 85045
Group/Individual Test Group
Laboratory Core Laboratory
Tube Station 30 Routine; 888 STAT
Specimen Routine: blood/lavender top tube: 1.0 mL minimum volume
Micro: 0.5 mL blood/lavender microcollection device
Stability Room Temp or Refrigerated - 72 hrs
Availability Routine: 24 Hours/day
STAT: YES
Turnaround Time STAT 1 hr., Routine 2 hrs.
Reference Range Normal: See Table Below
Comments

Reference Ranges: Reticulocyte Count
Age Absolute  (x10^9/L) Ranges (%)
<2 years 27.0 - 90.0 0.66 - 2.55
2 - <21 years 27.0 - 90.0 0.56 - 1.85
≥21 years 23 - 100 0.5 - 2.17

Reviewed by Christopher Parker on March 02, 2022

Note: Reference ranges provided on this web site are for guidance only, and may not reflect the most recent changes. Refer to laboratory reports for current reference data.

UNC Hospitals
McLendon Clinical Laboratories
101 Manning Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27514