Specimen: 3 mL Whole blood in 1 Blue Top (Sodium Citrate) tube. Mix thoroughly by inversion. Transport to Lab within 4 hours. If this is not possible, make PPP within 1 hour of collection as follows: Centrifuge sample at 3600 rpm for 15 min. & transfer supernatant to a clean plastic tube. Centrifuge this supernatant again at 3600 rpm for 15 mins. & finally transfer the supernatant (PPP) to 1 labelled, clean plastic screw capped vial. FREEZE IMMEDIATELY. Ship frozen. DO NOT THAW. Overnight fasting is preferred. Duly filled Coagulation Requisition Form (Form 15) is mandatory.
Stability (Room): Ship at specifed temperatures
Stability (Refrigerated): Ship at specifed temperatures
Stability (Frozen): Ship at specifed temperatures
Method: Electrical Impedence, Photo-optical Clot Detection, Ivy, Lee & White
Comment: BT and CT will be performed at Medilab Laboratories.
Price: Contact Medilab
Turnaround time (TAT): 4 hrs
Usage: Bleeding problems may be associated with a wide variety of coagulation abnormalities or may be due to trauma or surgery. This panel helps in the detection of more common potential causes of abnormal bleeding.
Specialty: Hematologist, Physician
Disease: Disorders of Coagulation
Components: *BT *CT *Prothrombin studies *APTT *Thrombin Time Does not include Factor VIII assay
Home Collection: Not Available
Pre-test Information: Duly filled Coagulation Requisition Form (Form 15) is mandatory.