Platelet Aggregation Tests


Sunquest Code:PRAGB  
Epic Code:LAB3691Epic Name:Platelet Aggregation w/ADP, TBN, COL, ARACH ACID, RIST (3conc)
Synonyms:Platelet Aggregation Studies; Platelet Function Tests
Methodology:Platelet aggregation and luminiscence
Test Includes:Platelet aggregation including ADP, Epinephrine, Thrombin, Collagen, Arachodonic Acid and Ristocetin at various concentrations. Tests to be done are determined by discussion between ordering physician and coagulation physician.
Special Instructions:The patient must be on site for testing. Call lab (612-273-4797) to schedule. The patient's drug history is critical. Numerous drugs can impair platelet aggregation.


Collection Instructions

Specimen:Blood
Collection Instructions:Performed by Coagulation Laboratory staff.
Contraindications:Patient receiving platelet inhibitory drugs.


Processing and Shipping

Test Performed at or Referral Lab Special Coagulation  (UMMC-East Bank)


Interpretive

Reference Range:See interpretive report by Coagulation physician.


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