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Heparin Induced Platelet Antibody

Test Name:Heparin-Induced Platelet Antibody 
Epic Order Code:LAB766
CPT Code:86022  
Specimen(s) Type:Plasma; 4 mL
Acceptable Container(s):blue top.pngTube top is blue.
Testing Schedule:24 hours/day, 7 days/week
Turn Around Time:STAT: 1 hour
 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 plasma 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.