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Department

Coagulation

Group Components

PT/INR, APTT, Fibrinogen, Platelet Count, D-DIMER Quantitation

Specimen Type

Plasma

Container

Sodium citrate 3.2% (light blue-top) and EDTA (lavender-top)

Special Requirements

Must also collect additional EDTA tube for the platelet, if CBC is not also ordered.
1.8 mL Blue tube available. Any blue-top tube must be completely filled.
1.8 mL blue top tube available. Blue-top tube must be filled to the draw line. If testing is not to be performed within 4 hours, separate the plasma from the cells, and centrifuge the plasma a second time. Decant plasma and freeze @ 20 degress C). Send frozen. Results may be affected by freezing.

Standard Volume

2.7ml

Minimum Volume

2.7ml

Pediatric Volume

N/A

Method

See Individual Components

Ship Temperature

See special requirements

Stability Room Temp

See Individual Components

Stability Refrigerated

See Individual Components

Stability Frozen

See Individual Components

CPT Code

See Individual Components

Days Test Set Up

Monday through Sunday