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Test Code CIT PLT CIT PLT

Important Note

This is not an orderable test, it is included in the "CBC+DIFF for platelet clumper" order set.

Clinical System Name

Extra blue citrate tube for CBC DIFF

Synonyms

platelet clumper

plt clumper

EDTA platelet clumper

Description

For known suspected EDTA platelet clumpers

Sample Requirements

Specimen: Whole Blood

Container(s):  Lt. Blue/citrate

Preferred Vol: 1x 1.8 mL light blue top tube

Minimum Vol: 1x 1.8 mL light blue top tube

 

Notes: Must be drawn in addition to EDTA specimen CBC or CBC DIFF order

Processing Instructions

Reject due to:  Insufficient Quantity, Wrong Sample Collection, Clotted Sample

Spin: N

Aliquot: N

Temp: RT

Storage location:  Deliver to Core Lab Hematology bench with CBC/CBC DIFF EDTA sample.

 

Off-site collection: Store whole blood at room teperature and transport to Children's Lab immediately.  Samples > 24 hours old may be rejected.

Stability

 

Specimen Type Temperature Time
 Whole blood RT

24 hrs

 Whole blood 2-8oC

 48 hrs

Whole blood -20oC or -70oC

N/A

 

Availability

STAT Performed TAT
Y 24/7 1 H

 

Performing Laboratory

Seattle Children's Laboratory    

Department

Department:  Core Hematology

Phone Number: 206-987-2561

 

 

Methodology

Method:  Sysmex XN-3000 & XN-1000: RF/DC detection method, Flow cytometry with semiconductive laser, photometrically, SLS-hemoglobing method, hydrodynamic focusing

Analytical Volume:  0.25 mL  whole blood

 

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