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Test Code F13 Factor XIII (F13) Screen

Collection Container

Light Blue

Specimen Required

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

Specimen Volume

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

Minimum Specimen Volume

Platelet poor plasma-1.0 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



Reference Ranges

Fibrin clot insoluble at 34 hours in 5M urea

Turnaround Time

1-3 days,depending on receipt in laboratory

Day(s) and Time(s) Performed

7 AM-3 PM,Monday-Friday

CPT Code