DIC PANEL

Mnemonic

DIC

Includes

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

Specimen Collection Requirements

Collect

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

Preferred Volume

Two 1.0 mL citrated plasma aliquots, 1.0 mL whole blood (EDTA)

Minimum Volume

One 1.0 mL citrated plasma aliquot, 0.25 mL whole blood (EDTA)

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

Method

See specific test

Referral Lab

Samaritan Health Services Laboratories

Reference Values

Reference Values

See individual test.

CPT Codes

85610, 85730, 85384, 85380, 85049

Last Updated: Thursday, January 5, 2017 03:42:07 AM