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Low Molecular Weight (LMW) Heparin, Quantitative


Light Blue Top Tube

Tube Type

Test ID LAB316
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
Pediatric: 1.8 mL Blood Pediatric Light Blue Top Tube
Unspun:4 hours
Room Temperature: 4 hours
Refrigerator: NO
Frozen: 14 days (platelet poor plasma only)
Availability Routine: 24 hr/day
Turnaround Time Stat 1.5 hrs; Routine 3 hrs
Reference Range Normal: 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 Hematology/Oncology service.
Comments Deliver immediately. Draw tube must be allowed to fill completely. Short draws will be rejected.

Reviewed by jcayless on December 13, 2019

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.

UNC Hospitals
McLendon Clinical Laboratories
101 Manning Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27514