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Platelet Mapping


red: draw/discard 
blue & green (NO GEL): send to Core Lab

Tube Type

Test ID   LAB5330
EPIC Order
CPT Code(s)   85576, 85347, 85384
Group/Individual Test   Group
Laboratory   Core Laboratory
Tube Station   31
Specimen Routine: Light Blue Top Tube (must be full) and Green Top (NO GEL) Tube;  Lithium Heparin NO-GEL and Sodium Heparin NO-GEL acceptable. See Comments
Unspun: whole blood
Room Temperature: 2 hrs
Refrigerated: NO
Frozen: NO
Availability Routine: 24/7
  STAT: Yes
Turnaround Time   2 hrs
Reference Range   Interpretation
  • Call 4-1413 before collecting
  • Draw and discard red top tube before drawing test samples or flush line with 7mls of blood.
  • Deliver immediately to Tube Station 31.
  • Do not Refrigerate. Do not Centrifuge.

Reviewed by Christopher Parker on October 25, 2021

Note: Reference ranges provided on this web site are for guidance only, and may not reflect the most recent changes. Refer to laboratory reports for current reference data.

UNC Hospitals
McLendon Clinical Laboratories
101 Manning Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27514