Porcine Factor VIII Inhibitor, Bethesda Unit Titer

CERNER / EPIC MNEMONIC: PVIII BETH
POE DESCRIPTION: PROCINE FVIII INHIBITOR
CPT CODE: 85335
DAYS PERFORMED: Mon-Fri, 0730-1600
TURNAROUND TIME: 7-10 working days
CONTAINER TYPE: Blue top (sodium citrate) tube
COLLECTION: See Section - Specimen Collection Guidelines - Coagulation Specimens.
SPECIMEN REQUIREMENTS: Blood, 4.5 mL tube or 2 pediatric 1.6 mL or 2.7 mL tubes
REJECTION CRITERIA: Specimen hemolyzed

>65% Hct

MINIMUM VOLUME: 3.5 mL blood (1.5 mL plasma); pediatric tubes must be fully drawn.
HANDLING INSTRUCTIONS: Transport the specimen to the laboratory as soon as possible. Specimen MUST be received within 4 hours after collection.