Lt blue Sodium citrate (Na Cit) - 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.
Microcentrifuge vial/tube in a Snap cap conical vial/tube and cap (Beaker sites)
Coagulation specimen transport vial/tube (all other sites)
Send whole blood sample in original collection container with STAT courier.
Must be tested within 4 hours of collection.
Lt blue Sodium citrate (NaCit) - 2.7mL
Routine testing (plasma):
STAT testing (whole blood):
Ambient - 4 hours
Refrigerated - NO
Clot Based Assay