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Test Code LABP2Y12 P2Y12 Screen, Whole Blood

Additional Codes

Test Name in EPIC EPIC Test Code Mnemonic
P2Y12 SCREEN LABP2Y12 P2Y12

 

Methodology

Whole Blood Aggregation via Blockade of P2Y12 Receptors.

Note: Specimen tubes cannot be sent by courier, patient will need to come to the performing Laboratory to be drawn.

Specimen Requirements

Specimens must be analyzed within 4 hours of draw. Do not send specimen through Pneumatic Tube System.

 

A plain, red-top or white-top tube (for waste purposes), EDTA and 2 Greiner sodium citrate whole blood tubes are required. Kits are provided by the laboratory.

 

Blood must be drawn in the following sequence using a 21-gauge or larger needle.

 

Specimen Type: Whole blood

Container/Tube: Plain, red-top tube or plain white-top tube

Specimen Volume: 2 mL

Collection Instructions: Discard tube after draw.

 

Specimen Type: Sodium citrate whole blood

Container/Tube: 2 Greiner (3.2% sodium citrate) tubes

Specimen Volume: 2 mL (to black arrow) in each tube

Collection Instructions: Mix gently and hand carry the specimens to the laboratory STAT. Do not centrifuge.

 

Specimen Type: EDTA whole blood

Container/Tube: Lavender-top tube

Specimen Volume: 2 mL

Collection Instructions: Mix gently and hand carry the specimens to the laboratory STAT. Do not centrifuge.

Specimen Transport Temperature

Ambient/Refrigerate NO/Frozen NO

Day(s) Test Set Up

Monday through Sunday

Reference Values

P2Y12 reaction units (PRU) reflect the extent of platelet aggregation with P2Y12 inhibitors.

Test Classification and CPT Coding

85576 x 2

Performing Laboratory

Coagulation-

SMDC Clinical Lab

Fargo 32nd Hospital Laboratory