Laboratory Test Information Guide

Details for Platelet Antibodies

Test Name: Platelet Antibodies
Alternate Name(s): Platelet Immunology
Anti Platelet Antibodies
Platelet Associated IgG
Laboratory: Blood Transfusion
Specimen Type: Samples required from mother and father:

- 10 mL whole blood collect in Red top tube
- 30
mL whole blood collected in Sodium Citrate, EDTA, Blue top tube or ACD Yellow top tube

Sample required from baby:

- Whole blood: 2 mL EDTA blood
Amniotic Fluid: Discard first 3 mL amniotic fluid drawn; draw 10 mL fluid for testing (can be drawn into a 6 mL Red top Vacutainer tube)
Collection Information: Do NOT refrigerate or spin.

Samples must be drawn Monday to Wednesday, prior to 1300 hrs.

Samples will not be accepted on Thursday or Friday unless ordering physician makes special arrangements with Platelet Immunology Lab, Hamilton.
Requisition: BLOOD TRANSFUSION REQUISITION or Electronic order
Test Schedule: Referred out Monday-Wednesday
Turnaround time from when specimen
is received in testing laboratory:
2 weeks
Reference Range: See report issued by the Platelet Immunology Lab, Hamilton
Effective Date:  
Revised Date: 2016-06-01
Critical Value:  
Interpretive Comments:  
Special Processing:  
Comments: Samples must be packaged in lab for courier pick up by the following times:

SJHC: 1430 hrs
Victoria Hospital, LHSC: 1400 hrs
Method of Analysis:  
Critical Information Required:  
Storage & Shipment: Transport to the Blood Transfusion Laboratory within 24 hours of collection at room temperature.
System Codes: 
PLT Immunology
Referred To: Platelet Immunology Lab, Hamilton Health Sciences, Hamilton

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