Platelet Count

Method Name

Flow Cytometry


Platelet Count, Platelet Count

Specimen Required

one lavender top tube

Specimen Minimum Volume

1.0 mL of blood

Specimen Stability Information

24 hours at room temperature or 36 hours refrigerated. If specimens are going to reach the laboratory more than 8 hours after collection, storage at refrigerated temperatures is recommended

Performing Laboratory

As ordered. Turn around time is 4 hours.

Reference Values

130 – 440 x10 (3)/uL