FACTOR VIII INHIBITOR PORCINE (P8)
: 0 Bethesda Units
: 2 Light blue top (Sodium Citrate) tubes
: Citrated plasma - platelet poor. This sample requires double centrifugation if sending a plasma aliquot
: 2.7 mL
: 1.0 mL plasma
: 1.0 mL plasma
: Room temperature, or send as a frozen plasma aliquot if sample will not be received into the lab within 2 hours
: Room temperature: 4 hours, Frozen: -70 C for one month
Reasons for Rejection
: Clotted sample, incorrectly filled tube, sample sent as whole blood > 4 hours old.
: Monday - Friday
: 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. After hours testing must be approved by the Director or Pathology resident on call.
: 1 day
: Indwelling line should be flushed with saline and 5.0 mL of blood discarded before collecting samples for coagulation assays. Tube must be full and not clotted. Deliver to lab immediately. Samples received from an outside lab must be aliquoted and frozen. Samples aliquoted for shipping must be double centrifuged prior to freezing. Grossly hemolyzed, icteric or lipemic samples may be rejected. Sample must be received in the lab by 2:00 PM for same day testing.
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