4 - 10 days
Platelet Antibody, Direct
Platelet Associated Antibody
Platelet Associated IgG
Cell Bound Platelet Autoab
Cell Bound Platelet Ab
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Solid Phase Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent assay (ELISA)
Diagnosis of idiopathic (autoimmune) thrombocytopenia purpura, immune thrombocytopenia associated with SLE or other disorders associated with autoimmune phenomena.
Negative. If positive, glycoprotein specificity will be identified.
* Reference ranges may change over time. Please refer to the original patient report when evaluating results.
Collect blood in a sufficient number of lavender top (EDTA) tubes. Send intact whole blood ambient within 24 hours of collection. The patient must have a platelet count above 10,000 mm3. Specimens are accepted Monday through Thursday only and not the day before a holiday (specimen must be received by MLabs by 6:00 pm). Please include the following information: 1) patient diagnosis 2) has patient had IVIG in the last 30 days? 3) has patient had a platelet transfusion in the last 72 hours? 4) a copy of the patient's platelet count results.