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Platelet Antigen Testing, Parental (for Neonatal Immune Thrombocytopenia)

Alternate names:
Neonatal alloimmune thrombocytopenia
Laboratory:
Referred Test
Specimen types:
Blood
Container types:
Not required
Collection Instructions:

This test is performed on the parents of the affected child.

Samples required are:

Mother : 10 mL in plain tube (no gel), 20 mL in ACD  and 2x EDTA

Father : 20 mL in ACD, 2x EDTA

Please contact the laboratory before collecting these specimens, keep samples at room temperature.

Frequency:
As required
Result Turnaround Time:
7-10 days
Laboratory Use Only
Laboratory Notes:

These specimens must be sent to VTIS as early as possible in the morning so that can be processed on the day of receipt.  VTIS have also requested that we contact them (9694 0354) before sending the specimen.

External Laboratory:
V.T.I.S (ARCBS)
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