Platelet Count Estimation on Smear

Test Methodology:

Manual Method 


Running Day:

Daily 


Turn Around Time:

Routine: Two hours

Stat: One hour


Specimen Requirement:

3 cc whole blood / 500uL microtainer (EDTA) 


Patient Preparation:

None 


Special Considerations:

Mix by gentle inversion 8 to 10 times 


Unit Conducting the Service:

Hematology