Flow cytometric determination of platelet surface markers pertaining specifically to the diagnosis of Bernard Soulier syndrome or Glanzmann's Thrombasthenia, through analysis of GPIIb/IIIa and GPIb/IX integrins.
|Tube||05 (CP) - Citrate|
|Availability||By pre-arranged appointment only. Assays run Wednesdays and Thursdays. Samples must be delivered to the laboratory by 11:00 am on the day of venepuncture.|
|Additional Information||**SAMPLES MUST NOT BE SENT IN THE AIRTUBE** Usually requested as part of a full platelet function study. See also Platelet Function Tests.
|Turn Around||4 weeks|
|Send to||Specialist Coagulation
Chancellor / Lincoln Wing Link Corridor
St James University Hospital
|Collection Con||**SAMPLES MUST NOT BE SENT IN THE AIRTUBE** Citrate x 8 minimum if requested as part of a platelet function analysis. Citrate x 2 if requested in isolation as a follow up test. All samples must be correctly filled.
|Ref. Range Notes||Reduction or absence of platelet surface glycoproteins may be indicative of specific platelet disorders - Bernard Soulier syndrome, or Glanzmann's Thrombasthenia