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Test ID: PLAB    
Platelet Antibody, Serum

Method Description Describes how the test is performed and provides a method-specific reference

Solid-phase enzyme immunoassay (SPEIA) uses purified platelet membrane glycoproteins as "targets" rather than intact platelets and this provides a simple "panel" of target antigens. These purified glycoproteins are permanently affixed to the interior of concave wells in plastic trays. The attachment of patient antibodies to these glycoproteins is detected by the addition of a second stage antihuman globulin reagent which is enzyme tagged. The addition of enzyme substrate is followed by a visible color change which permits rapid visual reading of the tray or automatable reading.(Moore SB, DeGoey SR: Serum platelet antibody testing: evaluation of solid-phase enzyme immunoassay and comparison with indirect immunofluorescence. Am J Clin Pathol 1998;109:190-195)

PDF Report Indicates whether the report includes an additional document with charts, images or other enriched information


Day(s) and Time(s) Test Performed Outlines the days and times the test is performed. This field reflects the day and time the sample must be in the testing laboratory to begin the testing process and includes any specimen preparation and processing time required before the test is performed. Some tests are listed as continuously performed, which means assays are performed several times during the day.

Monday through Friday; 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

Saturday; 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

Analytic Time Defines the amount of time it takes the laboratory to setup and perform the test. This is defined in number of days. The shortest interval of time expressed is "same day/1 day," which means the results may be available the same day that the sample is received in the testing laboratory. One day means results are available 1 day after the sample is received in the laboratory.

2 days

Maximum Laboratory Time Defines the maximum time from specimen receipt at Mayo Medical Laboratories until the release of the test result

4 days

Specimen Retention Time Outlines the length of time after testing that a specimen is kept in the laboratory before it is discarded

7 days

Performing Laboratory Location The location of the laboratory that performs the test