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PROTEIN C, ANTIGEN

Test Number:
  • 0030111
Test Alias:
Preferred Specimen:
  • PLASMA
Container Type:
  • 3.2% sodium citrate (light blue-top) tube
Alternative Specimen:
Volume:
  • MINIMUM 1 ML, PREFERRED 2 ML
Collection Instructions:
  • Draw blood in light blue-top tube containing 3.2% sodium citrate. Mix gently by inverting 3-4 times. Centrifuge 15 minutes at 1500 g within 1 hour of collection. Using a plastic pipette, remove plasma, taking care to avoid the WBC/platelet (buffy) layer and place into a plastic vial. Centrifuge a second time and transfer platelet-poor plasma into a new plastic vial. Freeze immediately and ship on dry ice.
Transport Temperature:
  • CRITICAL FROZEN
Specimen Stability:
Methodology:
  • Immunoassay (IA)
CPT Code:
  • 85302
Reject Criteria:
  • Received room temperature • Received refrigerated • Gross hemolysis
Reference Range:
  • 70-140 % normal
Report Available:
  • 3 DAYS

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