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Test Code DIC Disseminated Intravascular Coag Panel

Important Note

This test is only orderable through PowerPlans.

Clinical System Name

Disseminated Intravascular Coag Panel

Synonyms

Coag group
DIC Diagnostic panel
DIC screen

Disseminated Intravascular coag panel

Description

This panel includes: PT, PTT, Fibrinogen and D-Dimer to identify patients with DIC. This particular test is used in conjunction with other tests. This test can only be ordered through PowerPlans.

Sample Requirements

Specimen: Whole Blood

Container(s): Lt Blue/Citrate

Preferred Vol: 1.8 mL

Minimum Vol: N

 

Note: Test includes Protime, PTT, Fibrinogen and D-Dimer. If other blood tests are being drawn at the same time, draw citrate tubes first  (following the prime tube).

 

 Preferred method of collection is venipuncture with vacuum fill.  Test results are affected by incorrect blood volume.  Use of a Vascular Access Device for the  collection of coag testing is not recommended.

If this method is used it requires a 5 cc clearing volume; 3 cc for size 2 French catheter or smaller. Blood must be trasferred to the  Lt Blue/Citrate tube by use of a  blood transfer device to ensure proper fill. 

Specimen should be centrifuged within 1 hour of collection.

Processing Instructions

Reject due to: Clotted, Hemolyzed, Insufficient quantity and improper collection.

Spin:N

Aliquot:N

Temp:RT

Storage location: Core 6 Freezer  ( -70 C).

 

Note: Deliver blood to Core Coag bench.  Coag Technologist will process. Specimen should be centrifuged within 1 hour of collection. Spin whole blood, remove plasma. Transfer upper 3/4 layer of plasma to plastic tube affixed with large computer label.

 

 

 

Off-site collection:Preferred method of collection is venipuncture with vacuum fill. Test results are affected by incorrect blood volumel. Use of a Vascular Access Device for the collection of coag testing is not recommended. If this method is used it requires a 5 cc clearing volume; 3 cc for size 2 French catheter or smaller. Blood must be trasferred to the Lt Blue/Citrate tube by use of the blood transfer device.

Specimen should be centrifuged within 1 hour of collection. Double spin, transfer upper 3/4 layer of plasma to plastic tube affixed with large computer label. Freeze 2 aliquots of 1.0 mL plasma in plastic tubes at -70C.

Ship frozen on dry ice.

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Stability

Specimen Type Temperature Time
Citrated platelet-poor plasma Room temp N
  Refrigerated N
  Frozen   -20 C or -70 C 3 m

 

Availability

STAT Performed TAT
Y

Daily

1 h

 

Performing Laboratory

Seattle Children's Laboratory    

 

Department

Department:  Coagulation

Phone Number: 206 987-2578

 

 

 

Reference Range

Refer to individual tests for reference ranges.

 

 

 

Methodology

Method:  Clot based / immuno-turbidimetric  by STA® Compact  Analyzers

Analytical Volume: 0.8 mL plasma

 

Test includes Protime, PTT, Fibrinogen and D-Dimer.

 

Limitations: Results affected by moderate lipemia, moderate hemolysis, and moderate icterus.

Method is affected by improper collection, processing and storage.

High hematocrit greater than or equal to 56% requires a citrate adjusted tube.

CPT Codes

See individual tests for CPT codes.

Critical Values

Refer to individual tests.