Protein C Activity

CERNER / EPIC MNEMONIC: PRO C ACT
POE DESCRIPTION: PROTEIN C ACTIVITY; PRO CACT
CPT CODE: 85303
DAYS PERFORMED:

Daily 2nd shift

TURNAROUND TIME:

1 day

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS:

This test cannot be added onto an existing sample more than 4 hours old.

CONTAINER TYPE: Blue citrate tube
COLLECTION: See Section - 'Specimen Collection Guidelines' - Coagulation Specimens
SPECIMEN REQUIREMENTS: Blood, 4.5 mL tube
REJECTION CRITERIA:

 Specimen hemolyzed; Hct >55%

MINIMUM VOLUME:

1 mL plasma from properly filled tube

HANDLING INSTRUCTIONS: Transport the specimen to the laboratory as soon as possible. Specimen MUST be received within 4 hours after collection.
REFERENCE RANGE: 72-140%
LAST UPDATED:

10/12/2011

TEST SYNONYM(S):Protein C Functional