Serotonin Release Assay
SRA., Blood Center of Wisconsin: BCW5508, EPIC: LAB6506, SOFT: XSRA
This test is now ordered automatically on patients with a Heparin Platelet Factor 4 Antibody OD of 0.4 to 1.999. The SRA should only be ordered directly when there is a very strong clinical suspicion of heparin induced thrombocytopenia. In such cases, the ordering physician will need approval from a pathologist or pathology resident. Contact the Laboratory at 800-551-0488 with any questions.
Specimen Collection Criteria
Collect: Two plain Red-top tubes.
Send specimens to the Laboratory immediately after collection for processing.
Physician Office/Drawsite Specimen Preparation
Let specimens clot 30-60 minutes then centrifuge to separate serum from cells. Transfer serum to plastic transport tubes and refrigerate (2-8°C or 36-46°F) immediately.
Preparation for Courier Transport
Transport: 5.0 mL serum, refrigerated (2-8°C or 36-46°F). (Min: 1.0 mL)
- Specimens not collected and processed as indicated.
Specimen Stability for Testing:
Room Temperature (20-26°C or 68-78.8°F): Undetermined
Refrigerated (2-8°C or 36-46°F): 7 days
Frozen (-20°C/-4°F or below): 60 days
Specimen Storage in Department Prior to Disposal:
Specimen retention time is determined by the policy of the reference laboratory. Contact the Sendout Laboratory with any questions.
Sent to Blood Center of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI.
Monday - Saturday.
Results available in 2-5 days.
C-Serotonin Release Assay.
Blood Center of Wisconsin: BCW5508, EPIC: LAB6506, SOFT: XSRA
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Grosse Pointe, Royal Oak, and Troy campuses.