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Test ID BLOD0456 Heparin Platelet Factor 4 (PF4) Antibody

AKA

HIT, Heparin-Induced Thrombocytopenia

Specimen Type/Requirements

Red (no-gel Serum) Tube

Remove serum from red cells before storing. 

Hemolyzed, lipemic or icteric specimens will be rejected.

Specimen Volume

Preferred Volume

500 µL serum

Minimum Volume

100 µL serum

 

Stability/Transport

Room Temperature N/A  
Refrigerated 48 hours Preferred for Transport
Frozen >48 hours  

 

Performed Test Frequency

Monday-Friday

 

Samples must be in the testing lab by 10AM to be performed that day.

Methodology

Enzyme-linked Immunoassay (ELISA)

Performing Lab

Sanford Laboratories Fargo-Core Lab

CPT Code

86002

Analytic Time

1-4 days