AnMed Laboratory Services


P2Y12 Inhibition Test  (P2Y12 INHIB)

Synonyms:  Plavix, Clopidogrel
Specimen:  Blood; Two (2mL) Greiner Blue top vacutainer tubes containing 3.2% sodium citrate. Draws less than 2.0mL and overfills will not be tested. Obtain the patient’s medication list at time of collection. This list should accompany specimen to testing department.
Minimum Volume: 
Collection:  MUST be tested within 4 hours of collection. DO NOT centrifuge, refrigerate or freeze. For in-patient specimens, DO NOT send through pneumatic tube system. Maintain at room temperature.
Rejection Criteria:  Incorrect collection tubes; short draw or overfilled tubes; hemolysis or clots; improper labeling.
Reference Range:  See report
Methodology:  Turbidometric optical system measuring platelet-induced aggregation
Test Use:  Percutaneous coronary intervention, measure of effectiveness of daily therapy and can potentially benefit patients undergoing cardiac surgery.
Additional Information: 
Testing Includes:  See report
Testing Facility:  AnMed Laboratory Services