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Dilute Russell Viper Venom Time (DRVVT) (Lupus Anticoagulant)

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Name:    Dilute Russell Viper Venom Time (DRVVT) (Lupus Anticoagulant)
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. Submit platelet-poor plasma.

See Coagulation Procedure for centrifugation and storage of sample.

Unacceptable Conditions: Serum. Hemolyzed specimens.
Minimum Spec:    1 mL
Transport Temp:    FREEZE
Spec Stability:    Stable 4 hours refrigerated
Ref Lab/Code:    ARUP 0030461
  Method:    Electromagnetic mechanical clot detection
Note:    A pathologist must be consulted before ordering this test. This test is not orderable in PathNet.
Processing Info:    Spin @ 3000 for 15 minutes and quick freeze in cryostat, then transfer to regular freezer.