Factor XIII Screen

Centralized Core Laboratory:Hematology

Test ID/Workstation: FXIII SPCOG

Specimen Type: Blood

Tube Type: Blue top (sodium citrate) tube

Collection Volume: 2.7 mL (minimum 1.8 mL)

Must use appropriate sodium citrate tube based on volume of blood drawn (2.7 mL or 1.8 mL tube)

Cause for rejection: Sample hemolyzed, clotted, diluted with IV fluid; contam with heparin; improperly filled; not kept on ice; received > 1 hour after drawn

Storage: Frozen

Availability: Daily (0700-1530)

Methodology: Fibrin clot stability in 5M urea

Special Instructions: Call CCL in advance to schedule. Indicate clearly if a specimen has been drawn from an arterial line or a line that has been rinsed with heparin.

If collected at an offsite location, send by a STAT Courier to Hospital lab

Lab/Phone: 330-543-8416

TAT: 24 hours

Additional Info: Reference range: Normal Study

CPT Code: 85291

Synonyms: Fibrin Stabilizing Factor

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