PLINK - Specimen: PNH, PI-Linked Antigen, Blood

Test Catalog

Test Name

Test ID: PLINK    
PNH, PI-Linked Antigen, Blood

Specimen Type Describes the specimen type validated for testing

Whole blood

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.

Specimen must arrive within 72 hours of draw.



Preferred: 2.6-mL Yellow top (ACD)

Acceptable: 7-mL ACD or lavender top (EDTA)

Specimen Volume: 2.6 mL

Collection Instructions: Do not transfer blood to other containers.

Forms: If not ordering electronically, complete, print, and send 1 of the following forms with the specimen:

Hematopathology/Cytogenetics Test Request Form (T726) (

Benign Hematology Test Request Form (T755) (

Specimen Minimum Volume The amount of sample necessary to provide a clinically relevant result as determined by the Laboratory.

1 mL

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


Mild OK; Gross reject







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

Specimen TypeTemperatureTime
Whole bloodAmbient (preferred)72 hours
 Refrigerated 72 hours