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Platelet Count on Citrated Bld

Test ID: 


CPT code:



•Thrombocyte Count

Clinical Use:

Evaluate, diagnose, and/or follow up bleeding disorders, drug-induced thrombocytopenia, idiopathic thrombocytopenia purpura (acute or chronic), disseminated intravascular coagulation, leukemia states; chemotherapeutic management of malignant disease states; investigate purpura, petechiae; evaluate response to platelet transfusion, steroids, or other therapy. May give accurate counts on patients who display EDTA-related clumping.

Specimen Type:

Whole blood

Requested Volume: 

Tube fill capacity

Container Type: 

Blue-top (3.2% or 3.8% sodium citrate) tube


Mix tube 10 times by gentle inversion

Storage Instructions:

Maintain specimen at room temperature.

Rejection Criteria

Hemolysis; clotted specimen; tube not filled with minimum volume; improperly labeled specimen.

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