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*TRAUMA COAGULATION PANEL

Mnemonic

TRAUM COAG

Includes

APTT, Fibrinogen, Hemoglobin/Hematocrit, 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 (20-28°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.

Comments

Trauma Coagulation Panel APTTs are automatically cancelled when they are ordered within 20-40 minutes following a critical Fibrinogen result of <100 mg/dL.

CPT Codes

85730, 85610, 85384, 85014, 85018, 85049

Last Updated: Thursday, January 5, 2017 03:41:41 AM


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