Heparin Associated Antiplatelet Antibody (Heparin-Induced Thrombocytopenia) HAPLAB
|Method(s)||Enzyme Linked Immunosorbent Assay|
|Collect||One 5 mL gold (SST) top tube.|
|Transport||Transport specimen to the laboratory within 2 hours of blood collection. Specimens that cannot be shipped to the laboratory to arrive within 2 hours of collection should be spun down and placed on wet ice or frozen into 0.5 mL aliquots.|
|Stability||Ambient: 2 hours; Refrigerated: 48 hours; Frozen: Indefinite|
|Preferred Specimen Collection Device(s)|
The results should be used in conjunction with clinical findings.