Low Molecular Weight Heparin

CERNER / EPIC MNEMONIC: LMW HEPARN
POE DESCRIPTION: LOW MOLE. WT. HEPARIN
CPT CODE: 85130
DAYS PERFORMED: Everyday on second shift
TURNAROUND TIME:

1 day

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS: Deliver blue top (sodium citrate) tube immediately to the Core Laboratory
CONTAINER TYPE:

Blue top (sodium citrate) tube 3.2% (0.109M) citrate preferred; 3.8% (0.129m) citrate is acceptable

COLLECTION:

See Section - "Specimen Collection Guidelines" - Coagulation Specimens.

SPECIMEN REQUIREMENTS:

4.0 mL whole blood (0.5 mL citrated plasma) or pediatric 1.8 mL or 2.7 mL tubes

MINIMUM VOLUME:

3.5 mL blood (0.5 mL citrated plasma) or completely fill pediatric tubes.

REFERENCE RANGE: 0.6-1.0 IU/mL. Heparin Anti-Xa LMWH reference ranges are accepted therapeutic values.
TEST SYNONYM(S):Anti-Xa activity; Lovenox; Anti-FXA