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Platelet Count
Test Code: VPLT
Synonyms/Keywords
Platelet Count
Species
Alpaca, Bovine, Canine, Camelid, Caprine, Equine, Feline, Ferret, Mouse, Other, Ovine, Porcine, Primate, Rabbit, Rat
Test Category
Specimen Requirements
Specimen Type Preferred Container/Tube Acceptable Container/Tube Specimen Volume Specimen Minimum Volume
(allows for 1 repeat)
​Whole Blood ​EDTA Lavender Top Tube (LTT) ​3.0 mL 1.0 mL
​Blood Smear ​Glass Slide
Collection Processing Instructions
Draw blood into EDTA vacuum tube. Invert sample gently 5-6 times to facilitate mixing and prevent coagulation. Prepare 1-2 peripheral blood smears. DO NOT REFRIGERATE.  Label tube with animal’s name
Specimen Stability Information
Specimen Type Temperature Time
Whole Blood​ ​Room Temperature ​2 days
​Whole Blood ​Refrigerate ​2 days
​Blood Smear ​Room Temperature ​Indefinitely
Rejection Criteria
Clotted specimen
​Frozen specimen
​Gross hemolysis
Performing Laboratory Information
Performing Location Day(s) Test Performed Analytical Time Methodology/Instrumentation
Cleveland​ Monday through Saturday​ Less than 2 hours​​ Sysmex XT2000i
Madison​ Monday through Friday Less than 2 hours​​ Heska
Marshfield​ Monday through Saturday​​ Less than 2 hours​​ Sysmex XT2000i
Milwaukee​ Monday through Saturday​​ Less than 2 hours​​ Sysmex XT2000i
​Minneapolis ​Monday through Saturday ​Less than 2 hours ​Heska
Marshfield Center Laboratory Section
Test Information
Analyze specimen within 24-48 hours of collection.
Platelet counts are given only if the platelet result from the analyzer is valid. If result is not valid, an estimated platelet range is given. If an actual platelet count is needed, the platelet count will need to be ordered in addition to the CBC
Reference Intervals
 
Test: Platelet Count
Units:  x10^3/uL
Canine                  
140-540
Feline
160-660
Bovine
230-690
Equine
95-385
Camelid / Llama
185-1007
Alpaca
269-912
Ferret
297-910
Caprine
300-600
Porcine
157-618
Ovine
78-1,309
Rat           
680-1,1280
Rabbit
300-750
Mouse
 
Synonyms/Keywords
Platelet Count
Species
Alpaca, Bovine, Canine, Camelid, Caprine, Equine, Feline, Ferret, Mouse, Other, Ovine, Porcine, Primate, Rabbit, Rat
Test Category
Specimen Requirements
Specimen Type Preferred Container/Tube Acceptable Container/Tube Specimen Volume Specimen Minimum Volume
(allows for 1 repeat)
​Whole Blood ​EDTA Lavender Top Tube (LTT) ​3.0 mL 1.0 mL
​Blood Smear ​Glass Slide
Collection Processing Instructions
Draw blood into EDTA vacuum tube. Invert sample gently 5-6 times to facilitate mixing and prevent coagulation. Prepare 1-2 peripheral blood smears. DO NOT REFRIGERATE.  Label tube with animal’s name
Specimen Stability Information
Specimen Type Temperature Time
Whole Blood​ ​Room Temperature ​2 days
​Whole Blood ​Refrigerate ​2 days
​Blood Smear ​Room Temperature ​Indefinitely
Rejection Criteria
Clotted specimen
​Frozen specimen
​Gross hemolysis
Test Information
Analyze specimen within 24-48 hours of collection.
Platelet counts are given only if the platelet result from the analyzer is valid. If result is not valid, an estimated platelet range is given. If an actual platelet count is needed, the platelet count will need to be ordered in addition to the CBC
Reference Intervals
 
Test: Platelet Count
Units:  x10^3/uL
Canine                  
140-540
Feline
160-660
Bovine
230-690
Equine
95-385
Camelid / Llama
185-1007
Alpaca
269-912
Ferret
297-910
Caprine
300-600
Porcine
157-618
Ovine
78-1,309
Rat           
680-1,1280
Rabbit
300-750
Mouse
 
Performing Laboratory Information
Performing Location Day(s) Test Performed Analytical Time Methodology/Instrumentation
Cleveland​ Monday through Saturday​ Less than 2 hours​​ Sysmex XT2000i
Madison​ Monday through Friday Less than 2 hours​​ Heska
Marshfield​ Monday through Saturday​​ Less than 2 hours​​ Sysmex XT2000i
Milwaukee​ Monday through Saturday​​ Less than 2 hours​​ Sysmex XT2000i
​Minneapolis ​Monday through Saturday ​Less than 2 hours ​Heska
Laboratory Section
For most current information refer to the Marshfield Laboratory online reference manual.