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Laboratory Test Reference Guide

Laboratory Information

Test Name

PFA

Synonyms

PFA-100
PFA-200
Platelet function Analysis

External Price (excl. GST)

Price

$58.31

Specimen Collection

Specimen Collection and Transport Protocols

Blood must be collected carefully as activated samples invalidate results.

Adult Specimen

2.7 mL sodium citrate tube (light blue)

Paediatric Specimen

It is preferable to collect an 2.7 mL sodium citrate tube (light blue) however test can be performed on 1.8ml paediatric coag tube

Sample Delivery to Lab

Must be received in the Laboratory within 2 hours of collection. Do not send specimen via Lamson pneumatic tube system. Please walk specimen to laboratory

Instructions for Referral to Waikato Lab

Aliquot Instructions

2.7 mL sodium citrate tube (light blue) - unspun

Aliquot Transport

Must be couriered to arrive in Waikato Lab within 4 hours of collection

Test Information

Department

Haematology

Test Availability

Mon - Sun, 24hrs

Laboratory Turnaround Time

4 hours

Unit Of Measurement

secs

Reference Interval

PFA Coll/Epinephrine Cartridge:   80 – 180 seconds
PFA Coll/ADP Cartridge:               55 – 125 seconds

Electronic Information

Registration Code

PFA

HL7Mapping Code

$PFA