Argatroban level-7780

Test info

  
Argatroban level
  
7780
  
85130.2
  
ARG
  
Direct thrombin inhibitor

Specimen

  
Sodium citrate (Na cit) plasma
  

Lt blue Sodium citrate (NaCit) - 2.7mL

If the patient has a hematocrit >55, a specially prepared Lt blue Sodium citrate (NaCit) tube must be used in place of the standard Lt blue Sodium citrate (NaCit) tube.

Hematocrit-Anticoagulant adjustments

  
1.5 mL
  
  • Collect specimen 8 hours post infusion start or adjustment
  • Do not over or under fill tube as the ratio of anticoagulant to whole blood is critical

Coag – tube fill guidelines

  • Mix by gently inverting the tube 3 - 4 times
  
  • Process Platelet Poor Plasma (P.P.P)

Coag – how to prepare a specimen for special coagulation testing

 

  
  

Frozen (strict)

Refrigerated - NO

  
  • Improper label (unlabeled or mislabeled)
  • Improper anticoagulant
  • Improperly filled tube
  • Hemolysis
  • Clotted specimen
  • Delay in transport
  • Improper storage/transport temperature
  • Patient on heparin > 1.0 IU/mL

Performance

  
AHL - Coagulation/Special Coagulation: V
Available at the Central Laboratory only
  
Daily
  
Same day
  

Chromogenic Anti IIa

Clinical and Interpretive info

  

Therapeutic:  0.4 - 0.6 µg/mL
Prophylactic:  0.20 - 0.30 µg/mL

Billing

  
85130

Tracking

  
02/16/2007
  
01/13/2021
  
02/17/2020