Abnormal Bleeding Profile
TEST:116004 Test number copied CPT: 85049; 85610; 85670; 85730
Bleeding Profile, Abnormal
Platelet count; PT and aPTT; TT
If the patient's hematocrit exceeds 55%, the volume of citrate in the collection tube must be adjusted. Refer to Coagulation Collection Procedures for directions.
Expected Turnaround Time
2 - 3 days Turnaround time is defined as the usual number of days from the date of pickup of a specimen for testing to when the result is released to the ordering provider. In some cases, additional time should be allowed for additional confirmatory or additional reflex tests. Testing schedules may vary.
Abnormal Screening Results
For more information, please view the literature below. Procedures for Hemostasis and Thrombosis: A Clinical Test Compendium Sample Report
Whole blood and plasma, frozen
5 mL EDTA whole blood, one tube citrated whole blood (unopened), and 2 mL citrated plasma, frozen
5 mL EDTA whole blood, one tube citrated whole blood (unopened), and 1 mL citrated plasma, frozen
Lavender-top (EDTA) tube, and frozen plasma aliquoted from blue-top (sodium citrate) tube
Citrated plasma samples should be collected by double centrifugation. Blood should be collected in a blue-top tube containing 3.2% buffered sodium citrate.1 Evacuated collection tubes must be filled to completion to ensure a proper blood to anticoagulant ratio.2,3 The sample should be mixed immediately by gentle inversion at least six times to ensure adequate mixing of the anticoagulant with the blood. A discard tube is not required prior to collection of coagulation samples, except when using a winged blood collection device (ie, "butterfly"), in which case a discard tube should be used.4,5 When noncitrate tubes are collected for other tests, collect sterile and nonadditive (red-top) tubes prior to citrate (blue-top) tubes. Any tube containing an alternate anticoagulant should be collected after the blue-top tube. Gel-barrier tubes and serum tubes with clot initiators should also be collected after the citrate tubes. Centrifuge for 10 minutes and carefully remove 2/3 of the plasma using a plastic transfer pipette, being careful not to disturb the cells. Deliver to a plastic transport tube, cap, and recentrifuge for 10 minutes. Use a second plastic pipette to remove the plasma, staying clear of the platelets at the bottom of the tube. Transfer the plasma into a LabCorp PP transpak frozen purple tube with screw cap (LabCorp No. 49482). Freeze immediately and maintain frozen until tested. Please print and use the Volume Guide for Coagulation Testing to ensure proper draw volume.
Maintain whole blood at room temperature. Freeze plasma.
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