PLATELET ASSOCIATED ANTIBODIES (DIRECT)

Test Documentation
Specimen Required
Draw blood in two lavender EDTA tubes. Send 10 mL whole blood (5.0 mL minimum) room temperature. CRITICAL ROOM TEMPERATURE.
Pediatric minimum volume: 1.0 mL
If the platelet count is less than 20,000/ccm submit 7-10 mL whole blood.

Rejection Criteria
Frozen specimens

Methodology
Flow Cytometry

Stability
Room Temperature: 6 days; Refrigerated: Unacceptable; Frozen: Unacceptable

Reference Range
Anti-IgG Negative

Performed
Sunday-Saturday

Turnaround Time3-5 days
Test CodePLABD
CPT-4 Code (s)
86023
LOINC Codes
29497-5

Warde
Medical
Laboratory