Platelet Electron Microscopy Testing

Abbrev Code:MMMISC   
Order Code:LAB4909Order Name:Send Outs Misc Test
CPT Codes: 85390 x1
Turnaround Time:Specimens are sent to reference laboratory Mon-Thur only. Do not send on weekends or the day before a holiday. Results are reported within 10 days.

This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, Mayo Clinic. This test has not been cleared by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Associated Links:

Platelet Esoteric Testing Patient Information form

Collection Instructions

Optimal Volume:6 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:3 mL
Container:Yellow (ACD, Solution B) tube available from laboratory
Alternate Containers: Yellow (ACD, Solution A) tube available from laboratory
Collection Instructions:Provider must fill out the Platelet Esoteric Testing Patient Information form printed from Mayo Medical Laboratories web site and send with sample.
Causes for Rejection:Gross hemolysis. Samples older than 96 hours old at the time of testing.

Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Platelet Esoteric Testing Patient Information form must accompany sample. See Associated Links.
Shipping Instructions:Ship specimen at room temperature to Specimen Management Department at UMMC East Bank or by direct courier to Mayo Medical Laboratories. Do not send on weekends or the day before a holiday.
Stability:Stability: 72 hours at room temperature.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Lab Sendouts  (Mayo Medical Laboratories)
Referral Lab number:PTEM

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