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Heparin Induced Thrombocytopenia (HIT)

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Heparin Induced Thrombocytopenia (HIT)
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Description:

Diagnostic for HIT
(TO REQUEST CONTACT CONSULTANT HAEMATOLOGIST TO DISCUSS)

Vessels and Containers:

7ml Clotted (Red Top) minimum of 1ml

Sample Requirements:

All samples must have 4 points of ID to include:
Hospital Number OR NHS Number
DOB
Surname
Forename
The sample must have a date and time taken and must be signed by whomever took the blood.

Important Information:

Grossly haemolysed samples will not be tested.

Turnaround Time:
24 hours if kits available onsite or 4 weeks if sent to referral laboratory.

Time limits for requesting additional examinations:

This is too variable to state and depends on many factors, please contact the lab.