Mixing Studies - PT Inhibitor

CERNER / EPIC MNEMONIC: PT INHIB
POE DESCRIPTION: QUICK DILUTION, PT INHIBITOR, MIXING STUDIES
CPT CODE: 85610
DAYS PERFORMED:

Daily, second shift

TURNAROUND TIME: 24-72 hours
SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS:

This test cannot be added onto an existing sample more than 12 hours old.

CONTAINER TYPE:

Two Blue citrate tubes

COLLECTION: See Section - ''Specimen Collection Guidelines'' - Coagulation Specimens
SPECIMEN REQUIREMENTS:

Two 2.7 mL draw light blue tops

REJECTION CRITERIA: Specimen hemolyzed; Hct >55%; underfilled tube (QNS); clotted specimen; normal protime result
MINIMUM VOLUME:

Two 2.7 mL draw blue tops (2 mL plasma)

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

2-27-2014

TEST SYNONYM(S):PT Inhibitor Mixing Study; Extrinsic Inhibitor; Mixing Studies - PT; Prothrombin Time Mixing Studies