Clopidogrel/Prasagril Resistance Panel

Also Known as (Alias) Plavix Monitoring
Indications Question of clinical resistance to Clopidogrel or Prasagril.
Method Platelet Aggregation
Test Information Platelets are aggregated in vitro by adding aggregation agents (ADP with collagen and arachidonic acid as controls) to platelet rich plasma which is stirred continually. The process is measured spectrophotometrically and the rate and degree of aggregation (clearing of the turbid solution) is plotted by a recorder.
Additional Test Information Includes high dose ADP, Arachidonic acid, and high dose collagen.
Sample Requirements Appointment required.  It will be drawn at Bloodworks Northwest.  Call Hemostasis Lab at 206-689-6594 to schedule an appointment.
Requisition Form RFT- Hemostasis Reference Laboratory
Transaction Code 3240-05
CPT Codes 85576 x4
Test Schedule Monday – Friday
Turn around Time (analytic time) Same day as scheduled visit.
Report/Results Fax number required to receive report.

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