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.

Test Details
Days Set Up
Monday - Friday
Analytic Time

12 days

Soft Order Code
PTEM
Synonyms
  • Platelet Transmission Electron Microscopic Study
  • Platelet EM
Laboratory
Sendout
Reference Laboratory
Mayo PTEM
Section
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 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). 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.

Billing
CPT Code
85390, 88348
Fee Code
AA496, AA497
NY State Approved
No