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Test Code FA9 FACTOR 9 ASSAY

Specimen Information

Container

Specimen

Temperature

Collect Vol

Submit Vol

Minimum Vol

Stability
Blue Top Tube Plasma Frozen 3.5 mL 2 mL 1 mL 6 Months
Blue Top Tube Whole Blood Ambient 3.5 mL 3.5 mL 3.5 mL 3 Hours

Refer to Coagulation Specimen Handling before collecting. Submit 2 × 0.5 mL frozen plasma aliquots for this test. Draw blood in light blue top tube(s). Spin down, remove plasma, spin plasma again, and place citrate platelet-poor plasma in required number of plastic vials (Glass vials cannot be accepted.)  Freeze specimen at less than or equal to minus 40° C, if possible. Send specimen frozen on dry ice. Each  coagulation assay  requested should have its own vial.

Reference Range

75 – 150%

Method

Photo Optical Clot Detection

Instrumentation

ACL Top 500

CPT(s)

Description CPT Code
Factor 9 Assay                           85250

 

LOINC Code Information

Result Code Reporting Name LOINC Code
FA9 Factor 9 Assay 3187-2

 

Performing Location

University of Vermont Medical Center

Test Schedule / Analytical Time / Test Priority

Monday – Friday / 1 day / Available STAT, nights and weekends with pathologist approval

Section

Coagulation

Is the UVMMC lab NY State Certified to perform this testing?  Yes/No

Yes