Activated Clotting Time
Centralized Core Laboratory:Hematology
Fresh Whole Peripheral Blood - Venous or arterial collection
Cause for rejection:
Specimen diluted with IV fluid or heparin; containing anticoagulants; collected in glass tubes or syringes
Daily, 24 hours
Electronic Optical Detection Clotting Assay, cartridge-based
Tesing is done on unanticoagulated blood at the bedside. Specimen can only be drawn at the Akron campus
Plasma or serum can't be used.
Reference range: 110-182 secs.