Geisinger Medical Laboratories/Geisinger Proven Diagnostics Test Catalog

Order Display Name: Geisinger Epic Procedure Code Or ID CPT Code:  

PLATELET ANTIBODY, DIRECT

ORDERING INFORMATION:
Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: LAB2857         Geisinger Epic ID: 19482

SPECIMEN COLLECTION
Specimen type:
Whole Blood
Preferred collection container:
Specimen required:
Required specimen: 7-10 mL whole blood collected in an EDTA tube. If the platelet count is less than 20,000/ccm, submit 7-10 mL whole blood. Platelet Count: Minimum Volume = 45,000: 2 mL; 20,000-45,000: 5 mL; < 20,000: 10 mL.

SPECIMEN PROCESSING
Specimen processing instructions:
Do not centrifuge. 
Transport temperature:
Room temperature. Do not refrigerate or freeze specimens.
Specimen stability:
Room temperature: 6 days. Refrigerated: Unacceptable. Frozen: Unacceptable.
Rejection criteria:
Stability limits exceeded, gross hemolysis, frozen specimen.

TEST DETAILS
CPT code(s):
86023
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:
Platelet antibody direct.
Methodology:
Flow Cytometry
Synonyms:
Anti-Platelet Antibody, Direct,Platelet Associated IgG,Platelet Bound Antibody Platelet antibody screen
PLTDIR, Quest test code 50198
Clinical significance:
Thrombocytopenia that is refractory to platelet transfusions may be due to direct platelet antibody. Testing is useful to differentiate immune from non-immune disorders

Performing Locations

Quest Diagnostics

Technical Lead: Michael Weaver    
Frequency: Set up: Daily a.m.; Report available: 4-5 days.    
Performed stat? No
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