Neonatal Alloimmune thrombocytopenia Initial Maternal Samples Only - LG5728

Sunquest Code:XMISC  
Epic Code:LAB4909Epic Name:Send Outs Misc Test
Methodology:PCR and fluorescent hydrolysis probes, platelet antibody bead array (PABA) and flow cytometry
Test Includes:Platelet Antigen Genotyping Panel and Platelet Antibody Identification Panel including maternal sample crossmatched with maternal platelets. Order this test when the father is not available for testing.
Turnaround Time:Specimens are sent to the reference laboratory Mon-Fri; results are reported within 10 days.
Special Instructions:Send both yellow ACD whole blood specimen and serum.

Collection Instructions

Optimal Volume:30 mL whole blood Yellow (ACD, Solution A) tube and 20 mL plain red (no gel).
Minimum\Peds Volume:20 mL whole blood Yellow (ACD, Solution A) tube and 6.2 mL plain red (no gel).
Container:Red (no gel), Yellow (ACD, Solution A) tube available from laboratory
Collection Instructions:Send both whole blood yellow ACD tube and serum.

Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Do not process whole blood yellow ACD tube. Centrifuge and aliquot 10 mL, 3 mL minimum. Store both in refrigerator.
Shipping Instructions:Ship at refrigerated temperature. Protect whole blood from freezing.
Stability:Whole blood: 4 days refrigerated.
Serum: 7 days refrigerated; for longer storage freeze.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Lab Sendouts  (Versiti)
Referral Lab number:5303

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