CPT Code: 82375|
Specimen Type: Blood
Tube Type/Collection Container: Heparinzed syringe, Green top (lithium heparin) vacutainer, heparinized capillary tubes, no gel separator tubes
Collection Volume: 0.5 mL microtainer or syringe; (2) 125 uL capillary tubes
Cause for rejection: Clotted, air bubbles, gel separator tubes
Storage: Room Temp
Availability: Daily, 24 hours; STAT
Special Instructions: Deliver immediately to laboratory at room temperature.
If drawn off-site from Mahoning Valley lab, call STAT courier for delivery to lab. Specimen only stable for one hour after collection.
TAT: 30 minutes
Additional Info: Reference range: Available on Patient Report.
Transport specimens to processing area of the laboratory in an appropriate container. Additional information is available from Ingrid Hershey, Laboratory Administrative Director, at 330-543-8721.
Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Akron Children's Hospital
One Perkins Square
Akron, OH 44308