Click here for more information about laboratory operations and procedures
If you have additional questions regarding this test, please call: 415-353-1667
Platelet Antigen Typing
|Approval req'd?||Yes, contact Blood Bank at 415-353-1313|
|Test code||MOLT (Order in Apex as 'Miscellaneous Outside Lab Test' using the complete test name above)|
|Performed by||Puget Sound Blood Center|
|Collection Instructions||Discard first 2 mL of amniotic fluid then collect 30 mL in 2 15 mL polypropylene tubes with orange screw tops (less if early amniocentesis). If the sample is grossly blood, the results may be inconclusive and a repeat sample will be requested.
Complete and submit a Puget Sound Blood Center Platelet Immunology Lab form and send with the samples. Please coordinate with the Blood Bank resident for approval.
|Container type||Lavender top and 15 mL Polypropylene tube with orange cap x2|
|Amount to Collect||5 mL blood AND 30 mL amniotic fluid|
|Sample type||EDTA Whole blood AND amniotic fluid|
|Preferred volume||5 mL blood AND 30 mL amniotic fluid|
|Min. Volume||5 mL blood AND 20 mL amniotic fluid|
|Processing notes||Keep samples at room temperature. DO NOT CENTRIFUGE for any reasons. Send all tubes and completed paperwork ASAP to the Cytogenetics Laboratory at China Basin. Notify sendouts at x 3-1349 to expect delivery.
Cytogenetics Laboratory will expand amniocytes to two T 25 flasks and arrange for shipping to PSBC through the send out department at China Basin.
Order PSBC transaction code: 3680-00 Platelet Typing for Single Antigen
1. Media should be added to the flasks, sealed to avoid leakage and shipped at room temperature. All samples should arrive within 24 hours of addition of media and should reach PSBC before 1 pm on Friday.
2. Lavender top tube should also be shipped at room temperature.
|Last Updated||2/20/2014 3:20:09 PM|