|Mnemonic: ||[FIBRO V]|
|Name: ||Liver Fibrosis, Chronic Viral Hepatitis (Echosens Fibrometer)|
|Specimen: || Collect:|
-Lavender (EDTA) for platelet count to be performed at CMMC.
-Red top gel (Serum), need 3 mL serum; CRITICAL FROZEN.
-Blue top (Citrated plasma); do not use short draw tube; CRITICAL FROZEN.
CRITICAL FROZEN SAMPLE. Separate serum and plasma from the cells within 2 hours of collection. Double centrifuge the blue top for platelet-poor plasma (PPP).
Send PPP (Min: 0.5 Ml) and serum (Min: 1.2 Ml) to ARUP FROZEN. Mark each tube serum/plasma as appropriate.
Take the EDTA tube to Hematology for a platelet count. Hematology: Provide platelet count to Central Receiving for submission with sample request.
Unacceptable Samples: Hemolyzed samples and requests without platelet count.
|Transport Temp: ||Critical Frozen sample. Freeze immediately and transport frozen.|
|Spec Stability: ||Stable 2 weeks frozen.|
|Ref Lab/Code: ||ARUP 2005661|
|Processing Info: ||Needs serum, PPP and platelet count information submitted with sample. Platelet count must be entered into PathNet and verified by a tech prior to sending sample to ARUP.|