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Test ID BLOD0672 Thrombin Time

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 Temperature: 8 hours
Refrigerated: NA
Frozen: 1 month

 

If testing is not performed within 8 hours, freeze a platelet poor plasma aliquot.

Interfering Substances

Hemolysis: Yes
Lipemia: No

Transport Temperature

Frozen

Instructions

Fill tube completely (9:1 blood to anti-coagulant ratio).


Requires its OWN frozen aliquot.
Frozen plasma can be thawed only once.


Thrombin Time is a screening test for normal levels of functional fibrogen.

Performed Test Frequency

Monday through Sunday

Methodology

Mechanical

CPT

85670

Performing Lab

Sanford Sioux Falls