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Test ID BLOD0456 Heparin-PF4 Antibody

AKA

HIT

Heparin-Induced Thrombocytopenia

Specimen Type/Requirements

Draw one red-stoppered tube (NO GEL) or one microtainer without gel.  Remove serum from red cells before storing.  Hemolyzed, lipemic or icteric specimens will be rejected.

Performed Test Frequency

Once daily Monday - Friday before 12 noon

Samples received after 12 noon will be performed the following day

Methodology

Enzyme-linked Immunoassay (ELISA)

Performing Lab

Fargo

Transport Temperature

Refrigerated.  Freeze if testing not performed within 48 hours.

CPT Code

86002

Minimum Volume

100 uL serum