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Lab Test Dictionary

Thrombin Time


Specimen Type

Plasma

Performing Lab

Sharp Memorial Hospital Lab


Epic ID

LAB324

Lab Test Days

Daily

Standard TAT

24 Hours


Collection Information

Specimen Required

1.8-2.7 mL Blood

Container Type

Light Blue (Sodium Citrate)


Processing Information - Lab Use Only

Transport Temperature

Room Temp-OK/Refrigerate-OK

Specimen Stability

Room Temp: 2 Hours; Refrigerated: 7 Days

Test Volume Required

1 mL Platelet-Poor Plasma

Minimum Test Volume

0.25 mL Serum or Plasma

Processing Instructions

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


CPT Codes

85670


Revised

4/22/24

Initials

SA