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Lab Test Dictionary

VerifyNow Aspirin Test (AA)

Methodology

Turbidimetric


Synonyms

ARU

Specimen Type

Whole Blood

Performing Lab

UCSD Hillcrest Rapid Response Lab (RRL)


Epic ID

Other Reference Test

Lab Test Days

Daily

Standard TAT

4 Hours

Stat TAT

1 Hour


Collection Information

Specimen Required

2 mL (x2) Whole Blood

Container Type

Greiner Bio-One Vacuette (3.2% Sodium Citrate)

Collection Instructions

Call lab for collection tubes. Tubes are located in send out cupboard or pick-up tubes from Sharp Lab. Specimen must be collected 2-30 hours after aspirin ingestion. Fill whole blood to the black arrows on tube (2 mL) following a discard tube of at least 2 mL of whole blood. Always draw the tubes for VerifyNow Test first. DO NOT DRAW A SPECIMENS FOR VERIFYNOW ASSAY AFTER A TUBE THAT CONTAINS EDTA.


Processing Information - Lab Use Only

Transport Temperature

Ambient-Only

Specimen Stability

Room Temp: 4 Hours; Refrigerated: Unacceptable; Frozen: Unacceptable

Rejection Criteria

Clotted; Hemolyzed; Refrigerated or Frozen specimens

Test Volume Required

2 mL (x2) Whole Blood

Minimum Test Volume

2 mL (x2) Whole Blood

Processing Instructions

DO NOT CENTRIFUGE. Complete a UCSD Special Coag requisiton and send with whole blood specimens to UCSD immediately room temp. Call TForce for a "RUSH" courier to pick-up and deliver to 200 W Arbor Drive, Room 2105, San Diego, CA 92103. For questions call the UCSD Hillcrest Rapid Response Lab at (619) 543-2324.


CPT Codes

85576


Revised

11-16-17

Initials

SL