Laboratory Test Information Guide

Details for Platelet Function Screen

Test Name: Platelet Function Screen
Alternate Name(s): Platelet Aggregation
Laboratory: Hemostasis and Thrombosis Laboratory (Victoria Hospital)
Specimen Type: Samples must be drawn at the Victoria Hospital Campus of LHSC

Specialized glass tubes are supplied by the Hemostasis and Thrombosis laboratory.
Collection Information: This test requires the authorization of a Hematologist and must be pre-booked by contacting the Hemostasis and Thrombosis Laboratory at Victoria Hospital at (519) 685-8500 x 52526.
Requisition: GENERAL LABORATORY REQUISITION
Test Schedule: As required
Monday-Friday
Turnaround time from when specimen
is received in testing laboratory:
 
Routine
24 hours
Stat
N/A
 
Reference Range: Normal aggregation
Effective Date: 2006-06-01
Revised Date: 2017-08-18
Critical Value:  
Interpretive Comments: A measure of the platelet's ability to be stimulated by Arachidonic acid, Collagen, ADP and Ristocetin.
Special Processing: All samples must be maintained at room temperature.
Comments: Used to diagnose platelet function abnormalities.
Method of Analysis: Whole blood aggregation
Critical Information Required: A complete medication list.
Storage & Shipment: Samples are not to be stored or shipped.

Testing must be completed within 4 hours of sample collection.
System Codes: 
Cerner
PLTF
 
Referred To:  

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