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Protein C, Functional Request

Mnemonic:    [ProtC Rqst]
Name:    Protein C, Functional Request
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 within 4 hours of collection 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.
Minimum Spec:    1 mL
Transport Temp:    FREEZE
Spec Stability:    Stable 4 hours ambient.
Ref Lab/Code:    ARUP 0030113
  Method:    Clotting
Note:    A pathologist must be consulted before ordering this test.

If it is approved for testing, order: .Protein C, Functional
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.