ARUP Hemostasis/Thrombosis FAQs

What are advantages of the Platelet Surface Glycoprotein Expression (PGE) by Flow Cytometry, Whole Blood 2013070 test?
  • Functional platelet aggregation studies are specimen time sensitive, although this test is not a functional assay, specimen stability is longer at 72 hours.
  • Platelet Surface Glycoprotein Expression (PGE) by Flow Cytometry, Whole Blood 2013070 is sensitive for patients with thrombocytopenia, and requires small sample volume.
    • Collect: Lavender (EDTA), pink (K2 EDTA), or yellow (ACD Solution B).
    • Specimen Preparation: Transport 4 mL whole blood. (Min: 0.1 mL)
  • Use to diagnose Bernard-Soulier syndrome or Glanzmann thrombasthenia in patients with a lifelong history of platelet-type bleeding.
Do anticoagulants interfere with coagulation testing?

Yes, anticoagulant medications have the potential to interfere with specialized coagulation testing. Please follow this link for more information: Hypercoagulable States - Thrombophilia.