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Lab Test Dictionary

Activated Protein C-Resistance (22)

Methodology

RVVT-based Assay (Clot-based)


Synonyms

APC

Specimen Type

Plasma

Performing Lab

Quest Diagnostics San Juan Capistrano


Epic ID

LAB01466

Lab Test Days

Thursday

Standard TAT

3-10 Days


Collection Information

Specimen Required

1.7-2.7 mL Blood

Container Type

Light Blue (Sodium Citrate)


Processing Information - Lab Use Only

Transport Temperature

Frozen-Only

Specimen Stability

Room Temp: 1 Hour; Refrigerated: 4 Hours; Frozen: 6 Months

Rejection Criteria

Gross hemolysis; Received room temp; Received refrigerated; Clotted specimen; Serum

Test Volume Required

2 mL Platelet-poor plasma

Minimum Test Volume

1 mL Platelet-poor plasma

Processing Instructions

Centrifuge light blue-top 15 minutes at approx. 1500 g within 60 minutes 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. Plasma must be free of platelets (<10,000/mcl). Freeze immediately.


CPT Codes

85307


Revised

12-01-15

Initials

SL