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Test ID BLOD5002 P2Y12 PLATELET FUNCTION ASSAY

AKA

Plavix Platelet Function

Specimen Type/Requirements

MUST USE A 21 GAUGE NEEDLEOR LARGER AND A 2 mL GREINER PARTIAL FILL SODIUM CITRATE TUBE. THE GREINER TUBE MUST BE FILLED TO THE FILL LINE MARK. DO NOT OVERFILL OR UNDERFILL.

LINEDRAW:
Clear the line before filling the Greiner tube by drawing and discarding 5 mL of blood. Transfer 2 mL of a Greiner tube using a blood transfer device.

VENIPUNCTURE:
Collect a discard Greiner tube first, then fill a second Greiner sodium citrate tube. Label the first tube as “Discard”.

Gently invert the tubes at least 5 times.

Transport to the laboratory immediately. Test must be run within 4 hours of collection.

Transport Temperature

Transport at room temperature. Test must be run within 4
hours
of collection.

Performed Test Frequency

Sunday through Saturday as received.

Methodology

Turbidmetry

CPT

85576 x2

Container Type

Greiner 2 mL partial fill sodium citrate tube. No other tube is acceptable.

Specimen Volume

2 mL whole blood

Performing Lab

Sanford Fargo