PFA


Test Information

Test Name

PFA

Synonyms

Platelet Function Assay; Platelet Function Analysis; PFA-100; PFA-200

Preferred Specimen

Citrate x 3, label tubes PFA 1,2,3 (order of draw)

Testing Location

Referral

Turn Around Time

1-2 days


Collection Information

Preparation

  • Blood must be collected carefully as activated samples invalidate results
  • Send to lab ASAP
  • Do not send specimen via Lamson pneumatic tube system

Processing Information

Registration Code

PFA

Notes

  • URGENT REQUEST
  • DO NOT centrifuge
  • MUST BE tested within 6 hours of collection
  • Send 2nd & 3rd citrate sample

Site Specific Notes

- Taupo

Refer patient to Waikato Hospital Laboratory


Methodology

Interpretations

View Interpretations

Contact Information

alan.neal@pathlab.co.nz

External Referral Information

Referral Location

Waikato Hospital Laboratory

External Lab Website