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Lab Test Dictionary

Thrombelastograph Plain (TEG)


TEG plain, TEGP

Specimen Type

Whole Blood

Performing Lab

RCHSD Coagulation

Epic ID


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


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