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Test Code SQ WPLT, EPIC LAB5098 WBC (White Blood Count) with Platelet Count, Blood

Methodology

Automated

Performing Laboratory

Meriter Laboratories

Specimen Requirements

Specimen must arrive within 24 hours of draw.

 

Specimen Type: Whole blood

Container/Tube: Lavender top (EDTA)

Specimen Volume: 2.5 mL

Specimen Transport Temperature

Refrigerated

Reference Values

Males
1-2 months: 5.5-18.8 thou/µL
3-5 months: 6.0-17.5 thou/µL
6-11 months: 6.0-17.5 thou/µL
1-5 years: 6.0-14.5 thou/µL
6-10 years: 5.0-13.5 thou/µL
11-17 years: 4.5-13.0 thou/µL

≥18 years: 3.5-10.7 thou/µL

Critical values (automatic call-back): <1.0 thou/µL or 50.0 thou/µL
Females
1-2 months: 5.5-18.8 thou/µL
3-5 months: 6.0-17.5 thou/µL
6-11 months: 6.0-17.5 thou/µL
1-5 years: 6.0-14.5 thou/µL
6-10 years: 5.0-13.5 thou/µL
11-17 years: 4.5-13.0 thou/µL

≥18 years: 3.8-10.0 thou/µL
Critical values (automatic call-back): <1.0 thou/µL or 50.0 thou/µL

 

PLATELET COUNT
150-425 thou/µL
Critical values (automatic call-back): 25 thou/µL or 1,000 thou/µL

Day(s) Test Set Up

Monday through Sunday

Test Classification and CPT Coding

85048-WBC

85049-Platelet count