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Code 106
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Name PROTHROMBIN TIME
Specimen Type N/A
Preferred Volume 2 mL
Minimum Volume (Emergencies only) 1 mL citrated plasma
Patient Prep N/A
Collection Procedure Liquid blue top tube filled to capacity. Must be performed within 24 hours of specimen collection.
Specimen Processing If time interval between drawing and testing exceeds 24 hours, centrifuge specimen, separate plasma, recentrifuge, separate into 2 clean plastic tubes (2 aliquots), and freeze at -20C or less.
Storage and Transport N/A
Stability N/A
Unacceptable Condition Severely hemolyzed, clotted samples or inappropriately filled liquid blue top tubes, specimens more than 24 hours old that have not been separated and frozen at -20C or less. Avoid repeat freeze/thaw cycles.
Alternate Specimens N/A
Limitations N/A
CPT Codes 85610
Interface Order Code N/A
Testing Schedule Mon-Fri
Available STAT? Yes
Turnaround Time 24 Hours
Methodology Electromechanical
Alias PT
Synonyms Protime; PT

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