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Test ID: APCRV    
Activated Protein C Resistance V (APCRV), Plasma

Specimen Type Describes the specimen type validated for testing

Plasma Na Cit

Advisory Information

Although this assay can be performed in the absence of other coagulation tests and clinical information, it is most reliably performed as part of a consultative coagulation test panel with interpretive reporting (including appropriate testing of the same specimen to evaluate for the presence or absence of coagulation abnormalities or conditions that may affect interpretation of the APC resistance assay). This test is included among a panel of tests designated AATHR / Thrombophilia Profile.

Necessary Information

If a priority specimen, mark request form, give reason, and request a call-back.

Specimen Required Defines the optimal specimen required to perform the test and the preferred volume to complete testing

See Coagulation Guidelines for Specimen Handling and Processing in Special Instructions.

 

Specimen Type: Platelet-poor plasma

Collection Container/Tube: Light-blue top (citrate)

Submission Container/Tube: Polypropylene vial

Specimen Volume: 1 mL

Collection Instructions:

1. Centrifuge specimen, remove plasma

2. Centrifuge plasma again; remove plasma aliquot without disturbing bottom 0.5 mL

3. Freeze plasma immediately (no longer than 4 hours after collection) at -20 degrees C, or, ideally < or =-40 degrees C

Additional Information:

1. Double-centrifuged specimen is critical for accurate results as platelet contamination may cause spurious results.

2. If priority specimen, mark request form, give reason, and request a call-back.

3. Each coagulation assay requested should have its own vial.

Special Instructions Library of PDFs including pertinent information and forms related to the test

Forms

If not ordering electronically, complete, print, and send a Coagulation Test Request (T753) with the specimen.

Specimen Minimum Volume Defines the amount of sample necessary to provide a clinically relevant result as determined by the Testing Laboratory

0.5 mL

Reject Due To Identifies specimen types and conditions that may cause the specimen to be rejected

Gross hemolysis Reject
Gross lipemia Reject
Gross icterus Reject

Specimen Stability Information Provides a description of the temperatures required to transport a specimen to the performing laboratory, alternate acceptable temperatures are also included

Specimen TypeTemperatureTimeSpecial Container
Plasma Na CitFrozen14 days