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Test ID BLOD1305 Dabigatran

AKA

Pradaxa
Ecarin

Container Type

Sodium Citrate

Specimen Type/Requirements

Sodium Citrate Plasma Double Spun Platelet Poor -  Preferred

Specimen Volume

1.0 mL

Minimum Volume

1.0 mL

Stability

Room Temperature: 8 hours
Refrigerated: NA
Frozen: 30 days

Interfering Substances

Hemolysis: Yes
Lipemia: Yes

Transport Temperature

Frozen

Instructions

The sodium citrate tube must be filled to appropriate volume to acquire the 9:1 blood to anticoagulant ratio

that is critical for valid results.

Performed Test Frequency

Monday through Sunday

Methodology

Ecarin Assay

Performing Lab

Sanford Sioux Falls

CPT

80299