Test directory: Reticulocyte with RET-He

Ordering Code 569
Test Name Reticulocyte with RET-He
Alias Reticulated Hemoglobin
RET-He
Preferred Specimen Whole Blood
Preferred Container EDTA, K2 (Lavender)
Optimum Volume 3 mL
Microtainer = 500 uL
Collection Instructions Do NOT collect in 7 mL EDTA tube
Immediately mix well.
Handling Instructions Refrigerate specimen if transport time > 24 hours
Hand mix ONLY. Do NOT mix on mechanical rocker/mixer.
Transport Requirements Oahu: Ambient
Airline: Refrigerated
Specimen Stability Ambient: 24 Hours
Refrigerated: 48 Hours
Refrigerate specimen if transport > 24 hours.
Rejection Criteria Clotted, Contaminated, Frozen, Hemolyzed, Over filled tube,
Specimen older than stability limits, Under filled tube
Avail. Stat NO
Analytic Time 1 Day
Methodology Automated Cell Counter

Reference range(s)

Component Age Male Norm Male Critical Low Male Critical High Female Norm Female Critical High Female Critical Low Units Add'l info
Reticulocyte Count 0-3D 3.47-5.40 3.47-5.40 %
Reticulocyte Count 3D-1M 1.06-2.37 1.06-2.37 %
Reticulocyte Count 1M-2M 2.12-3.47 2.12-3.47 %
Reticulocyte Count 2M-6M 1.55-2.70 1.55-2.70 %
Reticulocyte Count 6M-2Y 0.99-1.82 0.99-1.82 %
Reticulocyte Count 2Y-6Y 0.82-1.45 0.82-1.45 %
Reticulocyte Count 6Y-12Y 0.98-1.94 0.98-1.94 %
Reticulocyte Count 12Y-17Y 0.90-1.49 0.90-1.49 %
Reticulocyte Count ADULT 0.64-2.26 0.64-2.26 %
Retic Absolute ALL See report.
Reticulated Hemoglobin ALL 24.1-38.9 24.1-38.9 pg
Immature Retic Fraction 0-3D 30.5-35.1 30.5-35.1 %
Immature Retic Fraction 3D-1M 14.5-24.6 14.5-24.6 %
Immature Retic Fraction 1M-2M 19.1-28.9 19.1-28.9 %
Immature Retic Fraction 2M-6M 13.4-23.3 13.4-23.3 %
Immature Retic Fraction 6M-2Y 11.4-25.8 11.4-25.8 %
Immature Retic Fraction 2Y-6Y 8.4-21.7 8.4-21.7 %
Immature Retic Fraction 6Y-12Y 8.9-24.1 8.9-24.1 %
Immature Retic Fraction 12Y-17Y 9.0-18.7 9.0-18.7 %
Immature Retic Fraction ADULT 2.3-13.4 3.0-15.9 %
Immature Platelet Fraction ALL 0.8-6.1 0.8-6.1 %