CPT Code: 85378|
Specimen Type: Blood
Tube Type/Collection Container: Blue top (sodium citrate)
Collection Volume: 2.7 mL
Cause for rejection: Sample hemolyzed, clotted, diluted with IV fluid; contaminated with heparin; improperly filled; not kept on ice; specimen stability 4 hours room temp.
Availability: Daily, 24 hours; STAT
Methodology: Latex Agglutination
Special Instructions: Indicate clearly if a specimen has been drawn from an arterial line or from a line that has been rinsed with heparin.
TAT: 4 hours
Additional Info: Reference range: < 0.5 ug/mL
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