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Heparin Induced Platelet Antibody *

SIM

21917 

CPT

86022 

Synonyms

HIT Antibody;  HITA; Heaprin-associated thrombocytopenia antibody; heparin-induced thrombocytopenia antibody; HIPA

Specimen Type

Serum 

Container

Red-top tube only ;NO GEL TUBES

Collection Instructions

None

Volume

Volume:  2 ml.
Min. volume: 1 ml.

Additional Information

Assist in the diagnosis of heparin-induced thrombocytopenia

Patient Preparation

 

Specimen Processing Instructions

 Once in the lab,separate serum from cells ASAP

Transport Requirements

Frozen

Specimen Stability

7 days 

Rejection Criteria

Quantity not sufficient; hemolysis; lipemia; specimen not frozen

Reference Range

Reference Range accompanies report

CriticalValue

 

Test Includes

Heparin –induced platelet antibody 

Methodology

HIPA is measured by enzyme immunoassay(EIA) using platelet factor 4 complexed Polyvinyl sulfonate(PVS) that is coated to the wells of a microtiter plate.The PVS acts like heparin, exposing antigenic sites for HIPA binding. 

TestingFrequency

 

LCA

150075 

Reviewed By

Lisa McBride                    

Reviewed Date

2/19/2018 

Supplemental

*   Denotes Reference Lab Test

Reviewed by Lisa McBride on February 19, 2018

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