Test Catalog


Search below or browse by department on the left hand menu for testing offered at Providence Health Care laboratories.

Testing not found here may be available via our send out program. Please refer to our send out test directory (requires PHC intranet access). Pre-approval by a laboratory physician is required for many send out tests for both inpatients and outpatients.

For questions or comments about this catalog please contact Dr. Janet Simons at janet.simons@providencehealth.bc.ca

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Test Name: Heparin Induced Thrombocytopenia Screen

Test Code: HITS

Male Reference Interval

Age Category       Reference Interval       units
≥ 0 y NEG

Female Reference Interval

Age Category       Reference Interval       units
≥ 0 y NEG

Turn around time: Available on a STAT basis when HIT screening score (T4) is positive.

Collection Container: Light Blue

Sample Type: Citrated Plasma

Minimum Volume: Full Draw

Collection and Shipping Requirements: Freeze. Send frozen on dry ice. Must arrive at SPH frozen. Thawed specimens will be rejected.

Notes:

All Orders must be accompanied by the “4T Score Worksheet”

HIT confirmatory testing by ELISA will be added if indicated.