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Platelet Antibodies, Neonatal Alloimmune Thrombocytopenia Investigation (PLTAB)

Referred out for testing

Source Blood
Mnemonic PLTAB
Specimen Requirements

Adults: 1 x 4 mL red top tubes (NOT SST) AND 2 x 4 mL lavender top EDTA tubes

Neonates: 3 mL collection in a red top tube (NOT SST) AND 1 x 3 mL lavender top EDTA tube

Specimen Handling

Send whole blood EDTA tubes and clotted, unspun red top tubes to DSC, along with a copy of the requisition. Store tubes at room temperature.

DSC Referrals: Contact U of A at 780-407-8881 to inform them of sample shipment date.

Additional Information Provide transfusion history of both parents.

Testing Location University of Alberta
Testing Frequency
Alternate Name(s) Pla1
Reference Interval