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Activated Protein C Resistance

Test Name: Activated Protein C Resistance
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LIS Code:
Lab Section:

Specimen Processing Area

Fluid Type:

Plasma

Minimum Volume:

4.5 ml whole blood in a Sodium Citrate Blue Top or 5.4 ml whole blood in (2) Pediatric Sodium Citrate Blue Top or upon request for newborn patients only a 1.8 ml whole blood draw in Sodium Citrate Blue Top

Specimen Tube Type Transport:

Sodium Citrate Blue Top

Container (Whole Blood Required):

9.0 ml whole blood in (2) 4.5 Sodium Citrate Blue Top

Transport Time:

Deliver to Specimen Processing Area within 30 minutes of collection.

Additional Test Information:

Do not draw from heparin lines

Specimen Transport:

Refrigerate

Availability:

Monday thru Friday

Specimen Preparation (In House):

Spin 20 minutes in refrigerated centrifuge; freeze at -70.

Specimen Preparation (Outreach):

Refrigerate until courier pickup