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Heparin, Quantitative (anti-Xa for unfractionated heparin)

Tube Type

Test ID   LAB317
EPIC Order
CPT Code(s)   85520
Group/Individual Test   Individual
Laboratory   Core Laboratory
Tube Station   30 Routine: 888 STAT
Specimen Routine: 2.7 mL Blood/Light Blue Top Tube; See Comments
  micro: 1.8 mL Blood Pediatric Light Blue Top Tube
Room temperature: 4 hours
Unspun: 4 hours
Frozen: 14 days
Availability Routine: 24 hr/day
Turnaround Time   Stat: 90 min;  Routine: 3 hrs
Reference Range   0.3-0.7. For therapeutic range see Anticoagulant Monitoring Testing Guidelines under Laboratory Test Information on McLendon Lab's Website or contact the Heme/Coag Consult pager for the Hematology/Oncology service.
Comment Full light blue top tube. Deliver Immediately. Draw tube must be allowed to fill completely. Short draws will be rejected.

Reviewed by jcayless on March 04, 2016

Note: Reference ranges provided on this web site are for guidance only, and may not reflect the most recent changes. Refer to laboratory reports for current reference data.

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