Stanford Hospital & Clinics and Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital
RESULT
Test Name : Antithrombin Antigen, Plasma Order Code : YAT3AG
Note: This is a Sendout/Referred Test and is only offered to registered patients of SHC or LPCH.
Synonyms: Anti-Thrombin III, Antithrombin III
Specimen Type: Plasma
Container Type: Light-blue-top tube (sodium citrate)
Required Volume: 1 mL
Minimum Volume (Pediatric): 0.5 mL
Methodology: Automated Latex Immunoassay (LIA)
Standard Run Times: Mon-Fri, afternoon
Turnaround Time: 3 days
Special Handling: Draw blood in a light blue-top (citrate) tube(s). Spin down, remove plasma, spin plasma again, and place 1 mL of platelet-poor plasma in plastic vial. (Glass vial is not acceptable.) Note: Double-centrifuged specimen is critical for accurate results as platelet contamination may cause spurious results. Freeze specimen immediately at < or = -40 degrees C if possible. Send specimen frozen. Note: Each coagulation assay requested should have its own vial. Heparin treatment may lower plasma antithrombin. If ordering electronically, no form is required with the specimen. If not ordering electronically, please complete and submit a "Coagulation Request Form" (Supply T237) with the specimen.
CPT Codes: 85301
LPCH EPIC Code: LAB759
SHC EPIC Code: LABYAT3AG
Causes For Rejection: Lipemic or hemolyzed specimens
Department: Sendouts
Clinical Specialties: Hematology
Sendout Lab: Mayo Medical Laboratories
URL: http://www.mayomedicallaboratories.com/test-catalog/Overview/9031