Has anyone used Immucor's "HPC" (Human Platelet Concentrate) product?
I am considering using it, but would really like to use it on specimens on our Echo analyzer that have reactions in solid phase but are negative in gel or tube. I think some of these are HLA related, just based on how they react and the patient characteristics.
However, the product insert says to use it on serum (because it can cause some clot formation in plasma specimens) and we almost never have serum readily available on these patients.
And, it indicates using it in tube... but if the tube testing is negative, there is no point.
Thanks for any insight into this.