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ACTIVATED PROTEIN C-RESISTANCE

Test Name  ACTIVATED PROTEIN C-RESISTANCE 
Mnemonic  APC 
Lab Order Code   
CPT   85307 
Department  Send-Out 
Container  PLASTIC SCREW CAP VIAL 
Alternative Container   
Handling  2 ML PLASMA COLLECTED IN A TUBE WITH 3.2% SODIUM CITRATE (LIGHT BLUE-TOP) INSTRUCTIONS: PLATELET POOR PLASMA: CENTRIFUGE LIGHT BLUE-TOP 15 MINUTES AT APPROX. 1500 G WITHIN 60 MINUTES OF COLLECTION. USING A PLASTIC PIPETTE, REMOVE PLASMA, TAKING CARE TO AVOID THE WBC/PLATELET BUFFY LAYER AND PLACE INTO A PLASTIC VIAL. CENTRIFUGE A SECOND TIME AND TRANSFER PLATELET-POOR PLASMA INTO A NEW PLASTIC VIAL. PLASMA MUST BE FREE OF PLATELETS (<10,000/MCL). FREEZE IMMEDIATELY AND SHIP ON DRY-ICE., 1 ML PLASMA, FROZEN 
Preferred Volume  2ML FROZEN PLASMA 
Minimum Volume  1ML 
Stability  FROZEN: 60 DAYS 
Reject Criteria  GROSS HEMOLYSIS; ROOM TEMP OR REFRIGERATED SPECIMENS, CLOTTED SPECIMENS, SERUM 
Component   
Methodology  RVVT BASED CLOT ASSAY 
Units  ratio 
Reference Range   >= 2.1 RATIO 
Neonate Reference Range   
Required Information   
Performed   
Reported   4 DAYS 
Note  Set-Up: MON - FRI 
LOINC   13590-5 
Cross References   
Referred Lab  Quest Diagnostics 
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