Test Catalog

Test ID: PLINK    
PNH, PI-Linked Antigen, Blood

Specimen Type Describes the specimen type validated for testing

Whole blood

Specimen Required Defines the optimal specimen required to perform the test and the preferred volume to complete testing

Specimen must arrive within 72 hours of draw.

 

Container/Tube:

Preferred: 2.6-mL Yellow top (ACD)

Acceptable: 7-mL ACD or lavender top (EDTA)

Specimen Volume: 2.6 mL

Collection Instructions: Do not transfer blood to other containers.

Forms

Specimen Minimum Volume Defines the amount of sample necessary to provide a clinically relevant result as determined by the Testing Laboratory

1 mL

Reject Due To Identifies specimen types and conditions that may cause the specimen to be rejected

Hemolysis

Mild OK; Gross reject

Lipemia

NA

Icterus

NA

Other

NA

Specimen Stability Information Provides a description of the temperatures required to transport a specimen to the performing laboratory, alternate acceptable temperatures are also included

Specimen TypeTemperatureTime
Whole bloodAmbient (preferred)72 hours
 Refrigerated 72 hours