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Platelet Count

Laboratory
Haematology
Specimen
Blood
Container
EDTA (purple)
Minimum Adult Volume
4mL
Minimum Paediatric Volume
None
Notes
Part of a Full Blood Count (FBE).
Frequency
Daily
Reference Interval
150 - 400 x 109 g/L
Test Code
PLTC
Laboratory Notes

All requests for optical platelet counts are urgent - these must be given to a Haematology staff member upon receipt.

All requests for citrate platelet count - tube must not be spun and to be given to Haematology directly.