PLATELET ASSOCIATED ANTIBODIES (DIRECT)

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