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Test Code HITIG Heparin-PF4 IgG Antibody, Serum

Additional Codes


Powerchart: Heparin PF4 Antibody

MA Cerner: Heparin-PF4 Antibody (HIT), Serum

Secondary ID


Useful For

Detection of IgG antibodies directed against heparin/platelet factor 4 complexes that are implicated in the pathogenesis of immune-mediated type II heparin-induced thrombocytopenia, spontaneous heparin platelet-factor 4 IgG antibody, and thrombocytopenia and thrombosis occurring after severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 adenovirus vector vaccine

Method Name

Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay (ELISA)

Reporting Name

Heparin-PF4 IgG Ab (HIT), S

Specimen Type

Serum Red

Specimen Required

Patient Preparation: Fasting is preferred but not required

Collection Container/Tube: Red top

Submission Container/Tube: Plastic vial

Specimen Volume: 1 mL


Specimen Stability Information: Frozen (preferred) 2 years/Refrigerate 7 days

Specimen Minimum Volume

0.5 mL

Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type Temperature Time Special Container
Serum Red Frozen (preferred)
  Refrigerated  7 days

Reject Due To

Gross hemolysis Reject
Gross lipemia Reject

Reference Values




HIT Interpretation:


Day(s) Performed

Monday through Sunday

Report Available

1 to 3 days

Performing Laboratory

Mayo Clinic Laboratories in Rochester

Test Classification

This test has been modified from the manufacturer's instructions. Its performance characteristics were determined by Mayo Clinic in a manner consistent with CLIA requirements. This test has not been cleared or approved by the US Food and Drug Administration.

CPT Code Information


LOINC Code Information

Test ID Test Order Name Order LOINC Value
HITIG Heparin-PF4 IgG Ab (HIT), S In Process


Result ID Test Result Name Result LOINC Value
46915 HIT ELISA 73818-7
21468 Heparin Inhibition 73817-9
21469 HIT Interpretation 73819-5
21470 HIT Comment 73816-1