Ristocetin Platelet Aggregation

Centralized Core Laboratory:Hematology

Test ID/Workstation: RISTO SPCOG

Specimen Type: Blood

Tube Type: Blue top (sodium citrate) tube

Collection Volume: 10.0 mL (minimum 5.0 mL)

Cause for rejection: Specimen hemolyzed, clotted, or grossly lipemic; specimen from patients who have taken drugs that inhibit platelet function.

Storage: Ambient

Availability: Must be scheduled in advance

Methodology: Standard Optical Aggregation in PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma)

Special Instructions: Call Centralized Core Lab (330-543-8416) in advance to schedule test. Testing drawn at Akron Campus only. Special handling is required.

Lab/Phone: 330-543-8416

TAT: 72 hours

Additional Info: Reference range: Normal Study

CPT Code: 85576

Synonyms: Aggregometer Test; Platelet Function Studies

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