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Platelet Aggregation Profile

Centralized Core Laboratory : Hematology

Test ID/Workstation :
PLTAG SPCOG
Specimen Type:
Blood
Tube Type:
Blue top (sodium citrate) tube & purple top (EDTA) tube
Collection Volume:
25.0 mL Blue top( sodium citrate) & 2.0 mL purple top (EDTA) tube
Cause for Rejection:
Specimen hemolyzed, clotted or grossly lipemic; specimen from patients who have taken drugs that inhibit platelet function; test not scheduled in advance.
Storage:
Ambient
Availability:
Test scheduled for weekday mornings only
Methodology:
Standard Optical Aggregation in PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma)
Special Instructions:
NOTE: Call Centralized Core Lab (330-543-8416) in advance to schedule. Test can be scheduled for weekday mornings at Akron campus only. Special handling is required. Hematology staff must be present at bedside for collection. For outpatients, test can only be drawn in outpatient location at Akron Campus. Test cannot be drawn at Mahoning Valley outpatient location.
Lab/Phone:
330-543-8416
TAT:
72 hours
Additional Info:
Reference range is available under individual tests
CPT Code:
85576
Synonyms:
Platelet Function Studies; Aggregometer test