Starting from 1 September 2019, haemostasis and platelet tests are included in the test selection of Fimlab Laboratories (www.fimlab.fi/hemostaasitutkimukset)
Laboratory tests for platelet transfusion refractoriness are still performed primarily at the Blood Service, where the patient’s HLA antibodies are analyzed. The physicians at the Blood Service should be consulted regarding laboratory tests related to these cases, as well as ordering HLA-typed platelet products.
When neonatal alloimmune thrombocytopenia (NAIT) is suspected, a physician from the Blood Service must be consulted before ordering HPA-typed platelet products. All laboratory tests related to NAIT are carried out by Fimlab Laboratories (www.fimlab.fi/hemostaasitutkimukset)