Platelet Count on Citrated Bld
Evaluate, diagnose, and/or follow up bleeding disorders, drug-induced thrombocytopenia, idiopathic thrombocytopenia purpura (acute or chronic), disseminated intravascular coagulation, leukemia states; chemotherapeutic management of malignant disease states; investigate purpura, petechiae; evaluate response to platelet transfusion, steroids, or other therapy. May give accurate counts on patients who display EDTA-related clumping.
Tube fill capacity
Blue-top (3.2% or 3.8% sodium citrate) tube
Mix tube 10 times by gentle inversion
Maintain specimen at room temperature.
Hemolysis; clotted specimen; tube not filled with minimum volume; improperly labeled specimen.