Platelet Antibody Panel

Antiplatelet, Circulating/Indirect Platelet Antibodies


Test Code: 117150
Specimen Type: Blood

Description:

Platelet Antibody Panel

This test looks for the presence of several types of antibodies that target a person's platelets.  Platelets are cell fragments that are responsible for forming blood clots when a person is injured.  Several types of disorders including idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura and systemic lupus erythematosus cause the body's immune system to mistakenly attack and destroy platelets.  A lowered platelet count can put a person at higher risk for bleeding disorders. 

The Platelet Antibody Profile looks for 5 types of antibodies including:   

  • HLA Class 1
  • IIb/IIIa
  • Ib/IX
  • Ia/IIa
  • Glycoprotein (GP) IV

This test may be ordered as a followup to a Complete Blood Count (CBC) which shows an irregularly low platelet count.  A Platelet Antibody test may also be ordered along with a CBC when someone has symptoms such as bruising easily, wounds that bleed longer than normal, frequent nosebleeds, and heavy menstrual bleeding.

Turnaround for this test is typically 3-6 business days.

Note: Result turn around times are an estimate and are not guaranteed. Our reference lab may need additional time due to weather, holidays, confirmation/repeat testing, or equipment maintenance.

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Platelet Antibody Panel

Antiplatelet, Circulating/Indirect Platelet Antibodies


Test Code: 94303
Specimen Type: Blood

Description:

Platelet Antibody Panel

This test looks for the presence of several types of antibodies that target a person's platelets.  Platelets are cell fragments that are responsible for forming blood clots when a person is injured.  Several types of disorders including idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura and systemic lupus erythematosus cause the body's immune system to mistakenly attack and destroy platelets.  A lowered platelet count can put a person at higher risk for bleeding disorders. 

The Platelet Antibody Profile looks for 5 types of antibodies including:   

  • HLA Class 1
  • IIb/IIIa
  • Ib/IX
  • Ia/IIa
  • Glycoprotein (GP) IV

This test may be ordered as a followup to a Complete Blood Count (CBC) which shows an irregularly low platelet count.  A Platelet Antibody test may also be ordered along with a CBC when someone has symptoms such as bruising easily, wounds that bleed longer than normal, frequent nosebleeds, and heavy menstrual bleeding.

Turnaround for this test is typically 3-6 business days.

Note: Result turn around times are an estimate and are not guaranteed. Our reference lab may need additional time due to weather, holidays, confirmation/repeat testing, or equipment maintenance.

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