Imperial Collage Healthcare

Platelet immunology

Test Background
Neonatal alloimmune thrombocytopenia (NAIT), or fetal and neonatal alloimmune thrombocytopenia, is a disease that affects the fetus and newborns. The expression of certain antigens by fetal platelets, not expressed by the mother, may result in the destruction of fetal platelets by a maternal immune response.

Clinical Indications
For the investigation of fetal/neonatal alloimmune thrombocytopenia (NAIT), heparin-induced thrombocytopenia (HIT), other drug-related thrombocytopenias, autoimmune thrombocytopenia and thrombasthenias.

Reference Range
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Sample Required
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Sample Volume
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Turnaround Time
Dependent on clinical requirement. Contact the laboratory to discuss further.

This test is performed at a reference laboratory. May be referred to the NHS Blood and Transplant service for confirmation if necessary.

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