|Mnemonic: ||[FactIX Act]|
|Name: ||Factor IX, Activity|
|Specimen: ||2 mL plasma from a FULL sodium citrate Blue top tube. Allow tube to fill to proper capacity. Mix immediately by gentle inversion 4 times. |
The sample must be centrifuged immediately in a precalibrated, authorized centrifuge. The sample must be doubly spun to insure that it is platelet poor plasma. We recommend that patients be sent to the outpatient phlebotomy lab, so the samples can be processed appropriately.
Hemolyzed specimens are not acceptable. FREEZE
|Minimum Spec: ||1 mL|
|Transport Temp: ||FREEZE|
|Ref Lab/Code: ||ARUP 0030100|
| Method: ||Clotting|
|Note: ||Hemophiliacs: Please note dose, date & time of last dose of Factor VIII. Hemolyzed specimens are not acceptable.|
|Processing Info: ||Give samples to coagulation tech to be spun in the calibrated centrifuge.|
Each coagulation test sample must be separately frozen. Send separate specimens when multiple tests are ordered.