Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics
Name
Platelet Count

Synonyms
PLT

CMH Lab Section
Hematology

Specimen Requirements
1 mL in a 3 mL EDTA lavender top tube or
250 uL in a microtainer

Availability
STAT, Urgent, Routine

Turn Around Time
STAT: 1 hour
Routine: 2-4 hours

Methodology
Sysmex

Ranges
150-450 X 103 uL
Critical Value: 0-4 mos < 50 X 103/uL
Critical Value: >4 mos < 20 X 103/uL


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