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Test Name: Platelet Autoantibodies

Test Code(s): PLTABS / HCPLTABS

CPT Code(s): 86022 , 86023

Methodology: ELISA

Testing Site: Testing will be sent to an approved reference laboratory.

Turnaround Time: Routine: 3 - 5 days.


Specimen Requirements

Specimen: Blood

Collection Instructions: Collect blood in ACD-A tubes. ACD-B tubes are also acceptable. Collect 40 mL of blood if platelet count is <100,000 or 10 mL of blood if platelet count is >100,000. For pediatric testing, collect as close to stated volumes as possible. Testing is dependent on the amount of platelets recoverable from submitted samples.

Collection Container: Preferred: See collection instructions.

Collection Volume: Preferred: See collection instructions.
Pediatrics: See collection instructions.

Sample Analyzed: Whole Blood

Specimen Transport: Transport specimen to UWHC Core Laboratory (B4/220). Transport with coolant pack if coming from outreach location.

Stability: Ambient: Not acceptable
Refrigerated: 4 days
Frozen: Not acceptable


Interpretation

Idiopathic Thrombocytopenia Purpura ITP
Indirect and Direct Platelet Antibodies
Platelet Associated IgG and IgM Platelet Autoantibodies

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