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Platelet Autoantibodies

Platelet Autoantibodies (HCPLTABS) Blood Center of SE WI Lab Test

Name: Platelet Autoantibodies

Test Name: Platelet Autoantibodies

Health Link Test Code: HCPLTABS

LIS Test Code: PLTABS

Methodology: ELISA

Testing Site: Testing will be sent to an approved reference laboratory

In-Lab Turnaround Time: 3 - 5 days.

Specimen: Blood

Collection Instructions:

Collect blood in ACD-A tubes. ACD-B tubes are also acceptable. Collect 40 mL of blood if platelet count is <100,000 or 10 mL of blood if platelet count is >100,000.

 

For pediatric testing, collect as close to stated volumes as possible. Testing is dependent on the amount of platelets recoverable from submitted samples.

Stability Ambient:

Not acceptable

Stability Refridgerated:

4 days

Stability Frozen:

Not acceptable

Sample Analyzed: Whole Blood

Specimen Transport:

Transport specimen to laboratory. Transport with coolant pack if coming from clinic location.