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PLEASE NOTE: Recent changes have been made to this Test


 Recent changes for Heparin-Induced Thrombocytopenia Syndrome Screen

Recent changes for Heparin-Induced Thrombocytopenia Syndrome Screen

Date
Field
Changed From
Changed To
5th September 2019
Laboratory

Blood Bank

Referred Test

Collection & Request Instructions

HITScreen/ELISA testing is only available after consultation with the Consultant Haematologist or Haematology Registrar.

HITScreen/ELISA testing (HITE) is only available after consultation with the Consultant Haematologist or Haematology Registrar.

21st January 2019
Collection & Request Instructions

Transport specimen at Room Temperature to lab

21st January 2019
Collection & Request Instructions

The DiaMed Hits screen will detect approx. 85%of HITS positive patients.

If clinical indicators are strong but the DiaMed test negative, a serum sample can be forwarded for ELISA testing (HITE) at Monash Medical Centre

ELISA testing is only available after consultation with the Consultant Haematologist or Haematology Registrar.

ELISA testing is only available after consultation with the Consultant Haematologist or Haematology Registrar.

Processing Instructions

Laboratory staff at Monash Medical Centre must be informed if the ELISA test is to be done urgently.

transport - serum frozen to MMC unless test is to be done same day.

(MMC Coagulation: 9594 3489)

Laboratory staff at Monash Medical Centre must be informed if the ELISA test is to be done urgently.

Transport - serum frozen to MMC.

(MMC Special Haematology: 9594 3490)

External Laboratory

Monash Pathology

Notes

Plain tube with gel

Keep at room temperature and send to laboratory immediately.   DO NOT FREEZE

Plain tube with gel

Heparin-Induced Thrombocytopenia Syndrome Screen

Alternate names:
Heparin-Induced Platelet Antibodies Screen, HITS
Laboratory:
Referred Test
Test Code:
HIT
Specimen types:
Blood
Container types:
Serum tube with gelSerum tube with gel
Collection Instructions:

HITScreen/ELISA testing (HITE) is only available after consultation with the Consultant Haematologist or Haematology Registrar.

Minimum Adult Volume:
2 mL
Notes:

Plain tube with gel

Frequency:
Weekly
Result Turnaround Time:
5 days
Laboratory Use Only
Storage Instructions:

Laboratory staff at Monash Medical Centre must be informed if the ELISA test is to be done urgently.

Transport - serum frozen to MMC.

(MMC Special Haematology: 9594 3490)

External Laboratory:
Monash Pathology
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