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Platelet Surface Markers

Source Blood
Mnemonic PLAG
Specimen Requirements

Pediatric: 1 x 1.8 mL blue top sodium citrate tube.

Adult: 1 x 8.5 mL yellow top ACD-A

Specimen Handling

Specimens submitted to CLS from within Alberta: Mix well. DO NOT centrifuge or freeze. Deliver immediately to Flow Cytometry.

Specimens submitted to CLS from outside Alberta: DO NOT refrigerate, centrifuge or freeze samples. Ship room at temperature or 4oC, 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 Monday - Friday
Alternate Name(s) PLAG
Reference Interval Provided on report.