15 mL EDTA whole blood - lavender Normal platelet count
Lavender (EDTA) tube
Submit entire specimen
Refrigerated - 24 hours
American Red Cross (ARC); R-NX
Days Set Up:
Mo - Fr
Collection/ Processing Details:
The specimen must arrive at the ARC within 48 hours of collection; Friday samples MUST arrive at the Allina Central Lab before 11A.
Volume of EDTA blood required depends on platelet count; call (612) 863-4356 for exact draw volume.
Used to detect platelet autoantibodies eluted from the patient's platelets or circulating platelet autoantibodies present in the patient's plasma.