platelet aggregation for Berlin Heart drug monitoring


Description

Platelet aggregation to monitor the effects of drugs for patients fitted with a Berlin Heart.

Also known as

platelet function


Additional information

Fill exactly to the line indicated on the bottle. Samples must be hand delivered to the laboratory immediately. Capillary samples are unsuitable for coagulation tests. 5 ml sample bottles are available form the Haemophilia Centre.


Sending address

Department of Haematology Camelia Botnar Laboratories Great Ormond Street Hospital Great Ormond Street WC1N 3JH

Laboratory service

Haematology


Sample requirements

2 x 5ml venous blood, citrate


Turnaround time

24 hours


Cost

Upon request


Call in advance?

Please discuss with the Haematology Specialist Registrar/ Haemophilia Nurse Consultant before taking the sample.


Haematology

The Haematology Department provides a wide range of specialist tests with a special interest in the diagnosis and monitoring of coagulation disorders.

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