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DIC Panel

Mnemonic:    [DIC]
Name:    DIC Panel
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. Whole blood from one EDTA tube must also be submitted. If > 15 min for delivery, centrifuge blue top tube and freeze plasma.
Reference Range:    See individual tests for normals
Note:    Includes a PT, APTT, Fibrinogen, Platelet Count and D-Dimer.