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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.

Specimen Volume

Preferred Volume 1 full Blue (Sodium Citrate) Greiner Tube
Minimum Volume 1 full Blue (Sodium Citrate) Greiner Tube

 

Stability/Transport

Room Temperature 4 hours Preferred for Transport
Refrigerated N/A  
Frozen N/A  

 

Performed Test Frequency

Monday through Sunday

Methodology

Turbidmetry

Performing Lab

Sanford Laboratories Fargo-Core Lab

CPT

85576 x2