Antithrombin III ActivityMain Content
Test code: 216
CPT code(s): 85301
Clinical Significance: Aids in the detection of hypercoagulable states associated with venous thrombotic episodes. May be useful in patients who apprear to be hyporeponsive to heparin.
Includes: Antithrombin III Activity
Alternative Name(s): Antithrombin III Functional; AT-3 Activity; AT3
Supply: T04 - Light Blue 2.7mL
A completely filled tube is necessary because the correct ratio of blood to citrate is critical (9:1). Mix by gentle inversion 3-4 times.
Preferred Specimen: Platelet Poor 3.2% Sodium Citrate-antigcoagulated Plasma
Preferred Volume: 2.7mL
Instructions: A completely filled tube is necessary because the correct ratio of blood to citrate is critical (9:1). Mix by gentle inversion 3-4 times. Centrifuge to separate plasma from cells. Remove plasma immediately and freeze
Special Instructions: DO NOT REFREEZE SAMPLES
Transport Container: Pour off Tube
Transport Temperature: Frozen
Specimen Stability: Frozen: 1 week
- Short Draws
- Clotted Samples
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