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Activated Clotting Time

Centralized Core Laboratory : Hematology

Test ID/Workstation :
ACT MNCOG
Specimen Type:
Fresh Whole Peripheral Blood - Venous or arterial collection
Tube Type:
None
Collection Volume:
0.05 mL whole blood
Cause for Rejection:
Specimens diluted with IV fluid or contaminated with heparin, specimens contaminated with tissue thromboplastin, specimens collected using anticoagulants such as EDTA, citrate, oxalate, or heparin, specimens contaminated with alcohol cleansing solution or with visible clots or debris accumulation, will be rejected.
Storage:
none
Availability:
Daily, 24 hours
Methodology:
Electronic Optical Detection Clotting Assay, cartridge-based
Special Instructions:
Testing is done on unanticoagulated blood at the bedside. Specimen can only be drawn at the Akron campus Whole blood specimen only.
Lab/Phone:
330-543-8416
TAT:
30 minutes
Additional Info:
Reference range: 110-182 secs.
CPT Code:
85347
Synonyms:
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