Platelet Aggregation  Email this article           Printer friendly page

Primary Name Platelet Aggregation
Synonym Platelet aggregometry
Synonym Platelet lumiaggregometry
Contraction PLT AGG
UAB Procedure Number 2500370
CPT Code 85576
Specimen Collect three (3) blue-stopper tubes (3.2% sodium citrate), filled to specified volume. Do not underfill or overfill. Test must performed on freshly collected whole blood. Call lab prior to collecting specimen at 205-934-8650

Specimen Management Do not centrifuge. Maintain tubes at room temperature and deliver to special coagulation laboratory within 1 hour.
Specimen Accepted Monday-Friday. Contact the special coagulation laboratory at  205-934-8650  before collecting specimen.
Test Performed Monday-Friday
Available Stat? Not available nights, weekends, or holidays.
Description Platelet aggregometry is used to detect congenital or acquired platelet deficiencies such as storage pool disorder, release disorder, von Willebrand disease, or platelet membrane abnormalities. Aggregometry uses the agonists collagen, thrombin, arachidonic acid and ADP.
Reference Interval A pathologist's interpretation is provided with each platelet aggregation result.
Critical Value None
Therapeutic Range None
Follow-up Test Based on result interpretation.
Associated With Bleeding disorders
Associated With Antiplalelet therapy.
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