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Platelet Storage Pool Deficiency

Source Blood
Mnemonic POOL
Specimen Requirements

1 x 8.5 mL yellow top ACD-A

Also acceptable: 1 x 4.5 mL sodium citrate

Venipuncture should be performed with minimal amount of trauma. If possible, avoid using a tourniquet.

Testing must be performed within 8 hours of collection.

Specimen Handling

Specimens submitted to CLS from within Alberta: This is a restricted test. Test MUST be pre-booked with Flow Cytometry at 403-944-4771. Do not transport specimen using pneumatic tube system. Mix well. DO NOT refrigerate, centrifuge or freeze. Send immediately to Flow Cytometry.

Specimens submitted to CLS from outside Alberta: DO NOT refrigerate, centrifuge or freeze samples. Ship at room temperature, using an overnight courier. Please follow Flow Cytometry Shipping and Handling instructions when sending to CLS.

Additional Information

Specimens submitted to CLS from outside Alberta: Use FC3200EP Flow Cytometry Out of Province Requisition.
For pricing and billing, refer to Flow Cytometry Billing and Pricing.

Testing Location Flow Cytometry
Testing Frequency Only available by pre-booking
Alternate Name(s)
Reference Interval  Provided on report.