Test Overview
Test Methodology

Electron Microscopy

Test Usage

This test is indicated for assessing platelet ultra-structural abnormalities in congenital and acquired platelet disorders.

Reference Range *

Interpretive report provided.

* Reference ranges may change over time. Please refer to the original patient report when evaluating results.

Test Details
Days Set Up
Monday - Friday
Analytic Time

12 days

Soft Order Code
  • Platelet Transmission Electron Microscopic Study
  • Platelet EM
Reference Laboratory
Special Testing
Specimen Requirements
Collection Instructions

Collect specimen in yellow top (ACD) solution A or B tube. Send intact specimen at room temperature within 24 hours of collection. Specimens are accepted at Mayo Monday through Wednesday only and must be received by performing laboratory within 72 hours of collection (specimen must be received by MLabs by 6:00 pm, Monday or Tuesday only). Include bleeding clinical history, recent PT, PTT, CBC, and other coagulation study results if available.

Normal Volume
6 mL ACD (solution A or B) whole blood
Minimum Volume
3 mL ACD (solution A or B) whole blood
Additional Information

Test sent to Mayo Medical Laboratories.

CPT Code
85390, 88348
Fee Code
AA496, AA497