Geisinger Medical Laboratories/Geisinger Proven Diagnostics Test Catalog

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FETAL PLT COUNT FOR INTRAUTERINE TRANSFUSION

ORDERING INFORMATION:
Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: LAB2279         Geisinger Epic ID: 55721

SPECIMEN COLLECTION
Specimen type:
Whole blood drawn from the fetus
Preferred collection container:
Specimen required:
EDTA microcollection tube with 250-500 uL of whole blood
Special notes:
Specimens are collected by percutaneous umbilical cord blood sampling (or cordocentesis) by specialty providers. If a Fetal Hematocrit is also needed please call the Hematology Department (570-271-6323) before drawing.

SPECIMEN PROCESSING
Specimen processing instructions:
Deliver to lab immediately for processing. 
Transport temperature:
Room temperature.
Specimen stability:
Room temperature: 24 hours.
Rejection criteria:
Clotted, frozen, hemolyzed, underfilled, overfilled, or centrifuged samples. Samples beyond stability limits.

TEST DETAILS
Critical values/courtesy alerts:
All values will be called to the specialty provider immediately.
CPT code(s):
85049
Note: The billing party has sole responsibility for CPT coding.  Any questions regarding coding should be directed to the payer being billed.  The CPT codes provided by GML are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only.
Test includes:
Quantitative platelet count.
Methodology:
Electronic resistance detection enhanced by hydrodynamic focusing and flow cytometry
Synonyms:
Fetal platelet, Intrauterine Platelet Count
FTLPLT
Clinical significance:
This test measures the platelet count in a given volume of whole blood and is used for intrauterine transfusions. The test is performed on fetal blood specimens obtained during intrauterine sampling.
Doctoral Director(s:)
Michelle Grant DO    
Review Date: 04/29/2019

Performing Locations

Geisinger Medical Center

Performing laboratory: Hematology
Technical Lead: Michele Adler
Frequency: Daily, all shifts
Performed stat? Yes
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