Collect

One 2.7 mL Sodium Citrate (Blue) Tube

Pediatric Collection

Fill 1 pediatric 1.8 mL Sodium Citrate (Blue) Tube. You must immediately invert the tube 3-4 times.

Unacceptable Conditions

  • Aliquot type not properly identified
  • Not Frozen
  • Clotted specimen

Storage/Transport Temperature

1 mL plasma Frozen

Stability (from collection to initiation)

Ambient: 4 hrs (2 hrs if spun/uncapped)
Frozen: 1 week

Performed

Sun-Sat

Remarks

Draw one full light blue top Tube (blood-to-anticoagulant is critical). Refer to the 'Hemostasis/Thromobosis Specimen Collection' link below for processing information. Separate platelet-poor plasma from cells ASAP.

Hemostasis/Thrombosis Specimen Collection Guidelines

Department

Coagulation

Notes

An Advance Beneficiary Notice (ABN) may be required

Performed

Sun-Sat

Methodology

Clot-based, optical

Reference Interval

25 - 37 seconds

Critical: Greater than 50 seconds

CPT Codes

85730

Collection

Collect

One 2.7 mL Sodium Citrate (Blue) Tube

Pediatric Collection

Fill 1 pediatric 1.8 mL Sodium Citrate (Blue) Tube. You must immediately invert the tube 3-4 times.

Unacceptable Conditions

  • Aliquot type not properly identified
  • Not Frozen
  • Clotted specimen

Storage/Transport Temperature

1 mL plasma Frozen

Stability (from collection to initiation)

Ambient: 4 hrs (2 hrs if spun/uncapped)
Frozen: 1 week

Performed

Sun-Sat

Remarks

Draw one full light blue top Tube (blood-to-anticoagulant is critical). Refer to the 'Hemostasis/Thromobosis Specimen Collection' link below for processing information. Separate platelet-poor plasma from cells ASAP.

Hemostasis/Thrombosis Specimen Collection Guidelines

Department

Coagulation

Notes

An Advance Beneficiary Notice (ABN) may be required

Ordering

Performed

Sun-Sat

Methodology

Clot-based, optical

Result Interpretation

Reference Interval

25 - 37 seconds

Critical: Greater than 50 seconds

Administrative

CPT Codes

85730