Collect

One 2.7 mL Sodium Citrate (Blue) Tube

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 month

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

Performed

Sun-Sat

Methodology

Clot-based, optical

Reference Interval

10.3 - 16.6 seconds

CPT Codes

85670

Collection

Collect

One 2.7 mL Sodium Citrate (Blue) Tube

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 month

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

Ordering

Performed

Sun-Sat

Methodology

Clot-based, optical

Result Interpretation

Reference Interval

10.3 - 16.6 seconds
Administrative

CPT Codes

85670