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Platelet immunology

Category Blood Transfusion
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.

Clinicial Indications

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

Reference range

Please contact the laboratory.

Sample & container required Please contact the laboratory to discuss.
Sample volume Please contact the laboratory to discuss.
Turnaround time Dependent on clinical requirement. Contact the laboratory to discuss further.
Notes

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