Collect

One 2.0 ml Greiner Sodium Citrate Tube (not a standard BD Tube)

Note: Preferred needle size for venipuncture is 21g but 22g is acceptable. 23g is unacceptable.

Unacceptable Conditions

  • Specimen greater than 4 hrs old
  • Spun specimen
  • Specimen drawn in incorrect Tube
  • Specimen collected using 23g venipuncture needle due to the negative impact of the small bore size on platelets
  • Specimen held at temperature other than room temperature

Storage/Transport Temperature

Room temperature

Stability (from collection to initiation)

Ambient: 4 hrs, uncentrifuged

Performed

Sun-Sat

Remarks

Must be unspun and delivered to the laboratory within 4 hrs of draw

MUST BE HAND DELIVERED TO THE LAB

Department

Coagulation

Performed

Sun-Sat

Methodology

VerifyNow Platelet Function Analyzer

CPT Codes

86676
Collection

Collect

One 2.0 ml Greiner Sodium Citrate Tube (not a standard BD Tube)

Note: Preferred needle size for venipuncture is 21g but 22g is acceptable. 23g is unacceptable.

Unacceptable Conditions

  • Specimen greater than 4 hrs old
  • Spun specimen
  • Specimen drawn in incorrect Tube
  • Specimen collected using 23g venipuncture needle due to the negative impact of the small bore size on platelets
  • Specimen held at temperature other than room temperature

Storage/Transport Temperature

Room temperature

Stability (from collection to initiation)

Ambient: 4 hrs, uncentrifuged

Performed

Sun-Sat

Remarks

Must be unspun and delivered to the laboratory within 4 hrs of draw

MUST BE HAND DELIVERED TO THE LAB

Department

Coagulation
Ordering

Performed

Sun-Sat

Methodology

VerifyNow Platelet Function Analyzer
Result Interpretation
Administrative

CPT Codes

86676