Item Value
Test name Platelet Antigen Typing
Available Stat? No
Performed by Puget Sound Blood Center
Normal range
Container type Lavender top and 15 mL Polypropylene tube with orange cap x2
Amount to Collect 5 mL blood AND 30 mL amniotic fluid
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.
Sample type EDTA Whole blood AND amniotic fluid

If you have additional questions regarding this test, please call: 415-353-1667