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Liver Fibrosis, Chronic Viral Hepatitis (Echosens Fibrometer)

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.