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Test Code A13AB ADAMST13 Antibody

Collection Container

Light Blue

Specimen Required

Platelet poor plasma, whole blood if received in laboratory within 4 hours of collection

Other Acceptable Specimen Types

serum-refrigerated up to 7 days

Specimen Volume

Platelet poor plasma -1 ml aliqout,Whole blood-2.7 mL

Minimum Specimen Volume

Platelet poor plasma-0.5 mL,Whole blood-2.7 mL.

Special Handling Instructions

Spin down,remove plasma and spin again.Double centrifued specimen is critical for accurate results as platelet contamination may cause spurious results.

Transport Temperature

Platelet poor plasma-frozen, whole blood-ambient temperature

Specimen Stability

Whole blood-4 hours

Reasons for Rejection

Hemolyzed,clotted, Whole blood >4 hours old

Methodology

ELISA

Reference Ranges

Reported with result

Turnaround Time

7 Days

Day(s) and Time(s) Performed

Monday-Friday

Additional Information

If the patient’s hematocrit exceeds 55%, the volume of citrate in the collection tube must be adjusted.

CPT Code

83520

Units of Measure

Arbitrary Units