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Laboratory Medicine

Test catalogue

Whole Blood Platelet Aggregation (Platelet Aggregation)

Test Name

Whole Blood Platelet Aggregation (Platelet Aggregation)

Blue Tube Specimen Type / Requirements

Container Type = Blue Tube (Sodium Citrate)

Minimum Volume = Full draw

9:1 Ratio (9 parts blood to 1 part anticoagulant)

Specimen Handling

Collection Instructions: Testing is performed every Wednesday in the Special Coagulation laboratory, by appointment only. Appointments are to be booked at extension 5123.

Write your initials, date and time of collection on the collection label.

Transportation: In/Outpatients: Send whole citrated blood at room temperature as soon as possible. Referred-in: Send frozen citrated plasma on dry ice. All samples must be sent to the Core Laboratory.

Stability: Specimens are stable for 4 hours post collection at room temperature.

Sample Rejection Criteria: Clotted sample, grossly hemolyzed samples, Unlabeled or samples with insufficient quantity will be rejected.

Required Documentation

Turnaround Time (TAT)

7 days

Test Utilization

Reference Value

See Interpretive comment

Test Code

WBPA

Methodology

Platelet Aggregation

Testing Location

SMH-Special Coagulation

Other Information

Last Updated: June 06, 2019