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Test ID BLOD0456 Heparin-PF4 Antibody

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.

Transport Temperature

Refrigerated.  Freeze if testing not performed within 48 hours.

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

Minimum Volume

100 uL serum

CPT Code

86002

AKA

HIT

Heparin-Induced Thrombocytopenia