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Laboratory test: P2B3A
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Abciximab (ReoPro) or Eptifibatide (Integrilin) Eptifibatide, Integrilin, Abciximab, Re
Core Laboratory, Special Hematology
Collect specimen with a 21 gauge or larger needle. Always collect 2 mL's of blood in a non-additive white top tube and discard. Next collect 2 Greiner lithium heparin green top tubes. These are partial fill tubes that fill halfway to the black arrow. NEVER draw these tube after filling an EDTA tube. Mix gently by inverting 5 times. Collection time MUST be recorded on the tube and requisition as this is a time sensitive test. NOTE: Tubes must be full to obtain proper blood to anticoagulant ratio or the specimen will be rejected.
VerifyNow Platelet Aggregometry
2 Greiner lithium heparin green top tubes and 1 non-additive white top tube.
Room Temperature: 15 minutes
Immediately transport to the lab at room temperature. Testing must be performed within 15 minutes of collection. Do NOT transport by pneumatic tube.
Within 15 minutes of collection
Sent with results.