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reticulocyte count
Synonyms:  
Computer Code: (HRETC)
Specimen Collection: 2 mL blood (lavender top tube).
Pediatrics: EDTA microtainer with 500 uL (0.5 mL) blood. 
Minimum Volume: 0.5 mL 
Handling Instructions for Offsite Areas: Refrigerate. Transport within 8 hours of draw time. 
Reference Values: >15 days: 0.4-2.0% (auto) >15 days: 0.5-1.5% (manual) 2-14 days: 0.5-4.0% 0-1 day: 2.6-10.2% Immature Retic Fraction (IRF) Male: >15 days: 1.4-11.3% Female: >15 days: 1.3-13.5% Retic Hemoglobin (RETHe) Male: >15 days: 27.3-35.3 pg Female: >15 days: 25.6-36.1 pg  
Lab Code: HEM 
Requisition: C/H
Test Frequency: Daily 
Routine TAT: 4 hr 
Stat TAT: contact lab 
CPT Code(s): 85044 
LCD or NCD: (LCD) http://www.cms.hhs.gov/mcd/results_index.asp?from=%27lmrpstate%27&contractor=179&name=National+Government+Services%2C+Inc%2E+%2813201%2C+MAC+%2D+Part+A%29&letter_range=0&retired  
Methodology Used: 52,69
See Addendum XVII

Albany Medical Center
43 New Scotland Avenue
Albany, NY, 12208
Date: 10/25/2014
Time: 11:21:26 (24hr)