The type of heparin the patient is receiving must be noted. The specific type must be provided in order to perform the testing. The heparin types include unfractionated or specified brand of low molecular weight heparin (i.e., Dalteparin, Fragmin, Enoxaparin, Lovenox). If low molecular weight heparin is being used, then the brand name, last dose and mode of infusion must be on all orders.
Anticoagulants not listed above cannot be measured with this assay.
Testing for Rivaroxaban (Xarelto), Apixaban (Eliquis), Dabigatran, Fondaparinux will be sent to a Referral lab.
There is no testing available for other formularies.