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Heparin Induced Thrombocytopenia (HIT) Screen

Alternate Names
HITS Screen, PF4
Laboratory
Haematology
Specimen
Blood
Container
Sodium Citrate (Blue top)
Minimum Adult Volume
4mL
Minimum Paediatric Volume
1mL
Frequency
As required
Test Code
HITS
Additional (Storage) Instructions

Samples referred from outside Austin Health Heidelberg should have plasma immediately separated by centrifugation and the plasma transported frozen.