Specimen Requirements

Title

PLATELET ANTIBODY (INDIRECT)

Specimen Requirement

DRAW BLOOD IN A PLAIN RED-TOP TUBE. SPIN, SEPARATE AND SEND 3mL SERUM FROZEN IN A SCREW-CAPPED PLASTIC VIAL. SPECIMENS SHOULD BE FROZEN AS SOON AS POSSIBLE AFTER COLLECTION.

CRITICAL FROZEN

Methodology

Stability

FROZEN

Reference Range

By Report*

Turnaround

3-5 days MONDAY-FRIDAY

Clinical Use

Detect the presence of an unbound antibody that may facilitate the uptake and destruction of platelets. This test may be used to supplement platelet bound antibodies but should not be used alone.

Test Code

PLASI