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PLEASE NOTE: Recent changes have been made to this Test


 Recent changes for Platelet Function Analysis

Recent changes for Platelet Function Analysis

Date
Field
Changed From
Changed To
22nd August 2019
Volume (Adults)

3.5 mL

Minimum/Paediatric Volume

3.5 mL

Collection & Request Instructions

 PLEASE CONTACT THE LABORATORY BEFORE COLLECTING SPECIMENS FOR THIS TEST.  Samples must be analysed within 3-4 hours of collection.

Do not use 2 mL citrate tubes.

Transport to laboratory immediately. DO NOT transport in chute.

Non - BHH Collection: Must be transported at room temperature to the Box Hill Hospital laboratory within 2 hours.  Notify  laboratory before collection and record medication (including all painkillers.)

 PLEASE CONTACT THE LABORATORY BEFORE COLLECTING SPECIMENS FOR THIS TEST.  Samples must be analysed within 3-4 hours of collection.

Do not use 2 mL citrate tubes. Required 2x citrate tubes.

Transport to laboratory immediately. DO NOT transport in chute.

Non - BHH Collection: Must be transported at room temperature to the Box Hill Hospital laboratory within 2 hours.  Notify  laboratory before collection and record medication (including all painkillers.)

Processing Instructions

DO NOT centrifuge .

DO NOT centrifuge .

Notes

  • Used in screening for von Willebrand's disease and aspirin therapy.

Used in screening for von Willebrand's disease and aspirin therapy.

Platelet Function Analysis

Alternate names:
PFA, PFA 100
Laboratory:
Coagulation
Test Code:
PFA
Specimen types:
Blood
Container types:
Sodium CitrateSodium Citrate
Collection Instructions:

 PLEASE CONTACT THE LABORATORY BEFORE COLLECTING SPECIMENS FOR THIS TEST.  Samples must be analysed within 3-4 hours of collection.

Do not use 2 mL citrate tubes. Required 2x citrate tubes.

Transport to laboratory immediately. DO NOT transport in chute.

Non - BHH Collection: Must be transported at room temperature to the Box Hill Hospital laboratory within 2 hours.  Notify  laboratory before collection and record medication (including all painkillers.)

Minimum Adult Volume:
3.5 mL
Paediatric Minimum Volume:
3.5 mL
Notes:

Used in screening for von Willebrand's disease and aspirin therapy.

Frequency:
As required
Reference Interval:
Collagen/Epinephrin 96 - 170 sec
Collagen/ADP 75 - 115 sec
Laboratory Use Only

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"THE ART OF CCCCOLLECTION"

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