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  • Heparin Induced Platelet Antibody (ELISA Method)

    Test Name:Heparin Induced Platelet Antibody (ELISA Method)
    Epic Order Code:LAB766
    CPT Code:86022  
    Specimen(s) Type:Serum; 4 mL
    Acceptable Container(s):
    Testing Schedule:Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 8 am - 3 pm.
    Turn Around Time:STAT: Notify lab at 984-2367
     Routine: 4 hours
    Collection Information:No special patient preparation is required. Obtain specimen by standard collection procedures.
    Transport Information:Deliver to lab immediately. All specimens must be signed into the laboratory.
    Reference Clients:If unable to deliver to the lab within 1 hour, centrifuge the specimen for 10 minutes at 3500 RPM. Remove serum from cells and place into a transport tube. Store and transport at 2-8° C for up to 3 hours. If testing is delayed beyond this, the sample must be stored and transported frozen at -20° C and delivered to lab within 2 weeks.
    Causes for Rejection:Improperly labeled, incorrect container, contaminated, insufficient quantity, incorrect/delay in transport, grossly hemolyzed, clotted.
    Reference Range:Negative  
    Additional Information:Patients on heparin therapy may give erroneous results. It is recommended that patients be off heparin therapy 12 hours prior to sample collection.