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Prothrombin Time & Activated PTT

Laboratory - : Hematology

Test ID :
PTPTT
Test Workstation :
MACG1
Specimen Type:
Blood
Tube Type:
Lt Blue top (sodium citrate) tube
Collection Volume:
2.7 mL (minimum 1.8 mL) Must use appropriate sodium citrate tube base on volume of blood drawn (1.8 mL or 2.7 mL tube).
Minimum Volume:
1.8 ml using 1.8 ml tube
Preferred Volume:
2.7 ml using 2.7 ml tube
Cause for Rejection:
Specimen hemolyzed, clotted, diluted with IV fluid; contaminated with heparin; improperly filled; received > 4 hr after drawn
Storage:
Ambient
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 Akron Children's at Mahoning Valley Hospital lab. Specimen stable only 4 hours.
Lab/Phone:
330-746-9623
TAT:
4 hours
Additional Info:
Reference ranges: PT 8.5-14.0 secs; APTT < 40 secs
Synonyms:
PT & PTT; Protime & APTT

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