PLAVIX (P2Y12 INHIBITION ASSAY)

Synonym

Plavix, Brilinta, Effient, PRU assay, P2Y12 assay

Specimen Collection Requirements

Collect

Whole blood may be collected from venous sites using a 21 gauge or larger needle in a 2.0mL white cap Greiner tube. Blood samples should be obtained from an extremity free of peripheral venous infusions. Collection limited to GSRMC and Neville Outpatient draw station sites only. Specimens CANNOT be delivered by cab, courier, or tube system. 

Handling

Specimens must be walked to the laboratory. Specimens can only be collected at GSR/Neville draw station/Pastega Cancer Center lab. 

Preferred Volume

MUST be two 2.0mL Greiner blue top tubes.

Minimum Volume

2 Greiner 2.0 ml sodium citrate tubes

Transport

Must be walked to laboratory.

Rejection Criteria

Any blue top (or other tube) that is not a Greiner 2.0mL blue top.

Stability

Specimen must be tested within four (4) hours of collection.

Testing Information

Performed

GSR Hematology

Reported

ASAP upon receipt

Reference Values

Reference Values

182 - 440 PRU

CPT Codes

85576

Last Updated: Friday, April 10, 2020 12:00:41 PM