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Test Code P2Y12 Platelet P2Y12 (PLAVIX® Testing), Blood


Platelet P2Y12 Receptor Blockade

Performing Laboratory

Advocate Christ Hospital

Specimen Requirements

Specimen cannot be drawn offsite.

Specimens must be drawn between the hours of 6:00 am and 3:00 pm  Monday-Sunday (excluding holidays) and must arrive within 4 hours of draw.


Container/Tube: 3 Greiner (3.2% sodium citrate) tubes-Hemolyzed specimen is not acceptable.

Specimen Volume: 3 Full tubes of blood

Collection Instructions: DO NOTcentrifuge. Mix gently by inverting each tube several times. Hand deliver specimen, DO NOT use pneumatic tube system.

Note: 1. Patients who have been treated with glycoprotein IIb/IIIa inhibitor drugs should not be tested until platelet function has recovered. This time period is approximately 14 days after discontinuation of drug administration for acbiximab (ReoPro®) and up to 48 hours for eptifibatide (INTEGRILLIN®) and tirofiban (AGGRASTAT®). The platelet function recovery time varies among individuals and is longer for patients with renal dysfunction.

2. Label tubes as #1, #2, and #3 in order of draw. Label #1 as discard.

Specimen Transport Temperature

Ambient ≤4 hours/Refrigerate NO/Frozen NO

Reference Values

Presurgical: <20% platelet inhibition

Therapeutic: Higher % platelet inhibition associated with expected antiplatelet effect

Test Classification and CPT Coding

85576 x 2