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Platelet Aggregation

Source Blood
Mnemonic PLAGG
Specimen Requirements 4 x 4.5 mL blue top sodium citrate tubes
Specimen Handling

Send specimens stat, UNSPUN at room temperature to DSC Special Coagulation within 1 (one) hour of collection.

Specimens MUST be accompanied by a copy of the original requisition and completed Hemostasis Studies History Form SC4900.

Place in individual collection bag; adhere prepared label stating "Do not centrifuge. Deliver stat to Special Coagulation". CLS staff: use Platelet Aggregation Labels SC4911, available in SoftTech.

Additional Information Note: Test must be booked with Special Coagulation (403-770-3598 or 403-770-3599).

Collection sites: FMC and ACH only.

Call Special Coagulation if unable to collect required amount.

Test cannot be performed on frozen sample.
Testing Location Special Coagulation
Testing Frequency Monday, Tuesday am
Alternate Name(s)
Reference Interval