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Test ID BLOD0664 Activated Protein C Resistance

AKA

APCR

Container Type

Sodium Citrate

Specimen Type/Requirements

Sodium Citrate Plasma – Double Spun Platelet Poor

See Coagulation Testing and Platelet Poor Plasma Preparation

Specimen Volume

2.0 mL

Minimum Volume

0.7 mL

Stability

Room Temp: 4 hours
Refrigerated: NA
Frozen: 1 month

Interfering Substances

Hemolysis: Yes - if gross
Lipemia: NA

Transport Temperature

Frozen

Instructions

This test requires its own frozen aliquot.


No Freeze/Thawing allowed.


APC Resistance can be performed on samples from patients on Coumadin or Heparin therapy.

Performed Test Frequency

Monday and Thursday

Methodology

APTT-Based Assay (Clot-Based)

CPT

85307

Performing Lab

Sanford Sioux Falls