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 (NAIT) or patient (PTP):

10 mL whole blood collected in Red top or Serum Separator tube
30 mL whole blood collected in Sodium Citrate (blue) or ACD (yellow) tubes

Sample required from baby:

2 mL whole blood collected in EDTA (Lavender) tube

Sample required for Fetal Typing:
20 mL Amniotic Fluid. Discard first 3 mL amniotic fluid drawn. Then draw 20 mL amniotic fluid into Red top or non-anticoagulated tube. Must be kept STERILE
2 mL Fetal cord blood collected into EDTA (Lavender) tube
Collection Information: Do NOT refrigerate or centrifuge samples.

Samples can be collected Monday to Thursday, but must be received in Transfusion Medicine Laboratory by noon.
Samples may be collected on a Friday with prior arrangements made with Transfusion Medicine Laboratory, but will not be shipped out until Monday.
Requisition: BLOOD TRANSFUSION REQUISITION or Electronic order
Test Schedule: Referred out Monday- Thursday before 1400 h
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: 2021-05-26
Critical Value:  
Interpretive Comments:  
Special Processing:  
Comments: Samples must be packaged in Transfusion Medicine lab at Victoria Hospital for courier pick up before 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

Questions? Comments? Contact Laura Gopaul