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Test cannot be collected by Mobile Collection Service (MCS).
Specimens MUST be accompanied with a copy of the original requisition and Thrombophilia Screen/Related Procedures history form. Phone Special Coagulation 403-770-3599 or 403-770-3598 with any questions (exception: electronic orders submitted through Sunrise Clinical Manager - SCM).
When using a winged blood collection set (butterfly needle) a discard tube must be used to remove the air in the tubing, if the citrate tube is the first tube drawn.
|Specimen Handling||PSC and RRL: |
Send specimens UNSPUN at room temperature directly to DSC Special Coagulation. Must arrive within 2 hours of collection.
Lavender tube - ship unspun at room temperature.
Blue top tubes - centrifuge at 3500 rpm for 20 minutes, aliquot plasma into 8-10 plastic tubes. Freeze and transport frozen to DSC Special Coagulation.
Note: Weekend collections are not recommended.
|Additional Information||Testing includes antithrombin, protein C, protein S, activated protein C resistance, factor V leiden, factor II variant, lupus type inhibitor (THROMB order includes Thrombophilia Screen and DNATR).|
|Testing Location||Special Coagulation
|Alternate Name(s)||Hypercoagulable screen/workup; Thrombosis study/workup|