Centralized Core Laboratory:Hematology
Purple top (EDTA) tube: Whole Blood & Red top (no anticoagulant) tube (Do NOT use Serum Separator Tubes)
14.0 mL EDTA & 7.0 mL serum
Sent to reference lab
Platelet Antibody Screen, Platelet Associated IgG, HPA-1a (PLA1) Typing
Test should be ordered under the baby's Medical Record Number:
Mother: 1-7 mL serum, 14 mL EDTA whole blood
Father: 14 mL EDTA whole blood
baby: no specimen required
Laboratory will notify Red Cross.
Specimens can only be sent Mon-Thur unless special arrangements have been made.
For Outpatients, test should only be drawn in outpatient locations within a Hospital (Akron or Beeghly).
Reference range is available on patient report