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Test ID: CBPA    
Cell-Bound Platelet Autoantibody, Solid Phase, Blood

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Specimen Type Describes the specimen type needed for testing

Whole Blood EDTA

Specimen Required Defines the optimal specimen. This field describes the type of specimen required to perform the test and the preferred volume to complete testing. The volume allows automated processing, fastest throughput and, when indicated, repeat or reflex testing.

The patient must have a platelet count >10,000/microliter.

 

Specimen must arrive within 48 hours. Draw specimen Monday through Thursday only and not the day before a holiday. Specimen should be drawn and packaged as close to shipping time as possible.

 

Container/Tube: Lavender top (EDTA)

Specimen Volume: 20 mL

Specimen Minimum Volume Defines the amount of specimen required to perform an assay once, including instrument and container dead space. Submitting the minimum specimen volume makes it impossible to repeat the test or perform confirmatory or perform reflex testing. In some situations, a minimum specimen volume may result in a QNS (quantity not sufficient) result, requiring a second specimen to be collected.

Adults: 10 mL/Pediatric: 5 mL

Reject Due To Identifies specimen types and conditions that may cause the specimen to be rejected

Hemolysis

NA

Lipemia

NA

Icterus

NA

Other

Specimen older than 48 hours

 

Specimen Stability Information Provides a description of the temperatures required to transport a specimen to the laboratory. Alternate acceptable temperature(s) are also included.

Specimen TypeTemperatureTime
Whole Blood EDTARefrigerated48 hours