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Test Name: Platelet Glycoprotein Expression

Test Code(s): PGE / HCPGE

CPT Code(s): 88184, 88185, 88187

Test Description: Test Component:

GPIb
GPIIb/IIIa


Methodology: Flow Cytometry

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

Turnaround Time: Routine: 4 days.


Specimen Requirements

Specimen: Blood

Collection Instructions: ACD-B anticoagulant preferred. ACD-A is acceptable.
The Blood Center must be contacted before drawing and will only accept specimens for testing Tuesday-Friday. Specimens must be received and processed by the Blood Center of WI within 48 hours of collection. Specimens must be received by the UWHC Core Lab Monday-Thursday before 1000H. A normal control tube from an unrelated person must be submitted at the same time.

Contact UWHC Test Referral Office at (608)262-6388 for pediatric minimums.

Collection Volume: Preferred: 5 - 10 mL
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: 2 days


Interpretation

Bernard Soulier Syndrome
Glanzmann Thrombasthenia
GPIb GPIIb/IIIa

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