DIC Panel

CERNER / EPIC MNEMONIC: DIC PANEL
POE DESCRIPTION: DIC PANEL
CPT CODE: 85730, 85384, 85220, 85379, 85610, 85595
TEST INFORMATION: Includes PT, APTT, fibrinogen, D-dimer, platelet count, factor V
DAYS PERFORMED: 24 hours (FV Mon-Sun 0730-2300)
TURNAROUND TIME: 1 hour for PT, PTT, fibrinogen, D-dimer and platelet count. Factor V performed only 1600-2300.
SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS: Pediatric tubes must be fully drawn
CONTAINER TYPE:

One 4.5 mL blue or 2 Pediatric 1.8 mL or 2.7 mL tubes; one lavender (for platelet count)

COLLECTION:

See Section - " Specimen Collection Guidelines" - Coagulation Specimens

SPECIMEN REQUIREMENTS: Blood, 4.5 mL tube
REJECTION CRITERIA: Specimen hemolyzed; Hct >65%; specimen lipemic (for D-dimer); underfilled tube (QNS)
MINIMUM VOLUME:

3.5 mL blood (2 mL plasma), lavender 1.5 mL

HANDLING INSTRUCTIONS: Transport the specimen to the laboratory as soon as possible. Specimen MUST be received within 4 hours after collection.
REFERENCE RANGE: See individual tests.
CRITICAL VALUES: PT INR >7.0 sec

APTT >100 seconds

Plt <20,0000 </body/>
TEST SYNONYM(S):Disseminated Intravenous Coagulation Panel