Days test started:
Specimen Type/Volume1 mL EDTA blood (< 24 h old) & 2 direct smears.
Shipping InformationShip in insulated container, no freezer packs required. Do not refrigerate smears.
Collection ProtocolCollect blood into an EDTA vacutainer; avoid hemolysis. Order with a comprehensive CBC.
Reticulocyte response varies with the degree and cause of anemia, species involved, and the presence of concurrent disease.