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(If requisition states HIT, order as HITAB. DO NOT order as "HIT")
2 x 2.7 mL blue top sodium citrate plastic tubes
Specimens can be collected any day of the week. If collected on testing days (Monday & Thursday) specimens must arrive at DSC Special Coagulation by 10:00.
Send specimens to DSC Special Coagulation.
|Additional Information||Order in SCM or submit an Acute Care Requisition and a completed Heparin Induced Thrombocytopenia Antibody (HITABS) History Form with specimens.|
Platelet Serotonin Release Assay may be performed as follow-up testing.
|Testing Location||Special Coagulation
|Testing Frequency||Monday and Thursday (excluding holidays)|
|Alternate Name(s)||HIT, HIT antibody|