Test Name: WB PLT AGGREGATION
EPIC Search Term: LABAGATP2
Synonyms: WHOLE BLOOD PLATELET AGGREGATION,AGATP2,AGGATP,WBPLT2,ATPRE2
Panel Composition: ADP Aggregation & Secretion
Arachadonic Acid Aggregation & Secretion
Collagen Low Dose Aggregation & Secretion
Collagen High Dose Aggregation & Secretion
Ristocetin Low Dose Aggregation
Ristocetin High Dose Aggregation
Thrombin Secretion
Pathologist Interpretation
Preferred Container: 4 x 2.7 mL Light Blue Sodium Citrate Tube to the fill line
Draw Volume: 10.8 mL
Minimum Volume: NONE
Collection Instructions: 1. TEST MUST BE SCHEDULED WITH THE LABORATORY 24 HRS IN ADVANCE by calling ext. 35801 or 44127 from 7AM to 3PM.
2. The use of needles smaller than 23 gauge, Finger sticks, and Heel sticks are NOT acceptable.
3. Minimize tourniquet use.
4. Submit citrated blue top filled to the black line.
Refer to Coagulation Specimen Collection Guide
5. Keep specimen at room temperature.
6. HAND DELIVER specimens to the BLOOD BANK (A.0380.01) within 30 minutes of collection.

THIS TEST CANNOT BE COLLECTED AT WEST CAMPUS OR THE WOODLANDS
Collection Cut-Off Time: 12:00 pm
Specimen Transport: ONLY HAND DELIVER WHOLE BLOOD PLATELET AGGREGATION SPECIMENS STAT TO THE BLOOD BANK (A.0380.01).

ALL OTHER SPECIMENS SHOULD BE DELIVERED TO THE MAIN LAB.
Required Forms: EPIC orders: Please complete the ask at order questions in the LABSPCOAG test.
Manual orders: Please complete the Request for Special Coagulation Studies

Testing Frequency: TUESDAY & THURSDAY by appointment only (excluding holidays)
Expected Turn Around Time: 24 hours
Test Performed By: Texas Children's Hospital Pathology Services

Available at TCH Main Campus: 832-824-5152
6621 Fannin, MC 1-2261
Houston, TX 77030-2399
Lab Section: Coagulation