Specimen: 3 mL (2 mL min.) whole blood in 1 Lavender Top (EDTA) tube. Ship refrigerated. DO NOT FREEZE.
Stability (Room): 6 hrs
Stability (Refrigerated): 48 hrs
Stability (Frozen): N/A
Method: Electrical Impedence
Price: Contact Medilab
Turnaround time (TAT): 2 hrs
Usage: Reticulocyte counts are useful in assessing erythropoietic bone marrow activity in anemia and other hematological conditions. It is elevated with active erythropoiesis like regeneration and decreased in hypoplastic conditions or Vitamin B12 deficiency.
Home Collection: Available
Pre-test Information: No special preparation required