PT by Monitor
Centralized Core Laboratory:Hematology
Fresh Whole Peripheral Blood
0.05 mL Whole Blood
Cause for rejection:
Specimen diluted with IV fluid or heparin; containing anticoagulants; collected in glass tubes or syringes
Daily, 24 hours; STAT
Electronic Optical Detection Clotting Assay; cartridge-based
Testing is done on unanticoagulated blood at the bedside. Plasma or serum can't be used. Prepare capillary puncture site by warming fingertips or heel with warm water and/or warm washcloth.
Testing can be drawn at Akron Campus only.
For Outpatients, test should only be drawn in outpatient locations within the Hospital on the Akron campus.
Reference range: PT = 12-14 secs
Only INR will be reported. This testing can ONLY be used for patients on stable oral anticoagulant therapy. There is no significant contribution to the diagnosis or treatment of patients whose Prothrombin Time is prolonged for other reasons.