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Verax Platelet PGD®

Verax Platetet PGD® detected bacterial contamination in 1 out of 3,069 culture
negative apheresis units.

Verax Platelet PGD®

The Platelet PGD Test is a rapid, qualitative immunoassay for the detection of aerobic and anaerobic Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria in:

  • leukocyte reduced apheresis platelets (LRAP) within 24 hours prior to transfusion of LRAP as a safety measure following testing with a growth-based quality control test cleared by FDA for platelet components and
  • pools of up to six (6) units of leukocyte reduced and non-leukocyte reduced whole blood derived platelets that are pooled within four (4) hours of transfusion as a quality control test

News releases:

FDA Clears Verax Platelet PGD Test as Safety Measure for Platelet Transfusions


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The Verax Platelet PGD Test has an indication for apheresis platelets - as a day of transfusion safety measure following testing with a growth-based quality control test.

Rapid Test Results

Most test results available in 30 minutes. Tests can be batched together.

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