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Lab Test Dictionary

Thrombelastograph Plain (TEG)


Synonyms

TEG plain, TEGP

Specimen Type

Whole Blood

Performing Lab

RCHSD Coagulation


Epic ID

LAB00789

Lab Test Days

As Received

Standard TAT

2 Hours

Stat TAT

2 Hours


Collection Information

Specimen Required

(one) 1.8 mL or (one) 2.7 mL Whole Blood ***DO NOT SEND THROUGH PNEUMATIC TUBE SYSTEM***

Container Type

Light Blue (Sodium Citrate)

Collection Instructions

***DO NOT SEND THROUGH PNEUMATIC TUBE SYSTEM*** Specimen must be hand delivered to lab within 1 hour of collection.


Processing Information - Lab Use Only

Transport Temperature

Ambient-Only

Specimen Stability

Room Temp=2 Hour; Refrigerated=Unacceptable; Frozen=Unacceptable

Rejection Criteria

Clotted; Over 2 hours old; Centrifuged; Refrigerated; Chilled; Frozen; Incorrect collection tube; Sent through pneumatic tube system

Test Volume Required

2.7 mL Whole Blood

Minimum Test Volume

1.8 mL Whole Blood

Processing Instructions

DO NOT centrifuge. Give directly to Hematology.


CPT Codes

85347, 85384, 85576 (x4), 85390


Revised

02-27-20

Initials

SL