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Lab Test Dictionary

Anti-Factor Xa (Back-Up Only)


Synonyms

Low Molecular Weight Heparin (LWMH); Anti-Factor Xa; Lovenox

Specimen Type

Plasma

Performing Lab

Sharp Memorial Hospital Lab


Epic ID

Other Reference Test

Lab Test Days

Daily; 9 am

Standard TAT

Same Day (if received prior to run time)


Collection Information

Specimen Required

1.8 mL or 2.7 mL Blood

Container Type

Light Blue (Sodium Citrate)

Collection Instructions

Weekend test availability depends on staffing at Sharp. Will take STATS in most cases on weekends.


Processing Information - Lab Use Only

Transport Temperature

Frozen-Only

Test Volume Required

1 mL Platelet-Poor Plasma

Minimum Test Volume

0.5 mL Platelet-Poor Plasma

Processing Instructions

Centrifuge and separate plasma. Centrifuge a second time and separate plasma avoiding the platelets at the bottom. Freeze immediately. Complete Sharp requisition and submit with specimen frozen. Call a RUSH pick-up courier with TForce.


CPT Codes

85520


Revised

4/22/24

Initials

SA