CPT Code: 85730|
Specimen Type: Blood
Tube Type/Collection Container: Blue top (sodium citrate) tube
Collection Volume: 2.7 mL
Cause for rejection: Samples 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
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.
If collected at an offsite location, send by a STAT Courier to Beeghly Hospital lab
TAT: 4 hours
Additional Info: Reference range: < 41 seconds
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