CPT Code: 85384|
Specimen Type: Blood
Tube Type/Collection Container: Blue top (sodium citrate) tube
Collection Volume: 2.7 mL
Cause for rejection: Sample hemolyzed, clotted, diluted with IV fluid; contaminated with heparin; improperly filled; not kept on ice; received 1 hr after drawn
Availability: Daily, 24 hours; STAT
Methodology: Optical Light Scatter Detection Clotting Assay (Clauss)
Special Instructions: Indicate clearly if a specimen has been drawn from an arterial line or from a line that has been rinsed with heparin. Please indicate if the patient is currently receiving anticoagulant therapy.
For offsite locations, call a STAT courier for specimen to be delivered to laboratory. Specimen is only stable for 1 hour.
TAT: 4 hours
Additional Info: Reference range: 170-410 mg/dL
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