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* DIC PANEL

Mnemonic

DIC

Includes

APTT, D-Dimer, Fibrinogen, Platelet Count, PT

Specimen Collection Requirements

Collect

Whole Blood and Plasma, one light blue (3.2% Buffered Sodium Citrate) and one lavender (EDTA) top tube

Preferred Volume

2.7 mL citrated whole blood or two 1.0 mL frozen plasma aliquots; 4.0 mL lavender (EDTA) top tube must contain between 2.0 – 4.0 mL whole blood.

Minimum Volume

1.8 mL citrated whole blood or one 1.0 mL frozen plasma aliquot; 2.0 mL lavender (EDTA) top tube tube must have 1.0 mL of blood minimum.

Transport

Ambient (15-25°C)

Rejection Criteria

Clotted samples, samples collected in containers other than 3.2% Buffered Sodium Citrate, tubes filled less than 90%, samples from patients with a Hematocrit greater than 55%, hemolyzed samples due to ex-vivo causes (i.e., difficult draw, poor sample draw), whole blood samples that were frozen before processing

Stability

WHOLE BLOOD: Ambient: 4 hours; PLASMA: Ambient: 4 hours; Frozen: -20°C, 2 weeks, -70°C, 6 months

Testing Information

Performed

7 days/week

Reported

24 hours

Method

See specific test

Reference Values

Reference Values

See individual test.

CPT Codes

85610, 85730, 85384, 85379, 85049

Last Updated: Thursday, January 5, 2017 03:40:59 AM


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