The Blood Service's Platelet Laboratory has been functioning as the national reference laboratory since 1970. We examine platelet dysfunctions and the immunological and hereditary causes of thrombocytopenia. Our laboratory staff is highly trained and specialized in the special features of platelet disorder testing in particular. The methods require profound special expertise and, as a rule, they are not made in other laboratories in Finland. Our range of testing includes fetal and neonatal alloimmune thrombocytopenia (NAIT/FMAIT), platelet function testing, membrane glycoprotein assays, auto- and alloimmune thrombocytopenia tests and heparin-induced thrombocytopenia tests. The available tests are described in the laboratory manual.
Our medical experts interpret all the laboratory results on the basis of the provided referral data and give a written statement on the results. If necessary, they help the treating physician to choose the tests, interpret the results and plan the treatment.
Our platelet disorder testing has been accredited (FINAS T119, EN ISO/IEC 17025, EN ISO 15189). Participation in external international quality assurance rounds ensures the functionality of our methods and the accuracy of our laboratory results.