Specimen Requirements

Title

FACTOR VIII INHIBITOR

Specimen Requirement

2 mL (x3) frozen plasma collected in a sodium citrate (light blue top) tube.

centrifuge light blue top tube 15 minutes at approx. 1500 g within 60 minutes of collection. using a plastic pipette, remove plasma, taking care to avoid the WBC/platelet buffy layer and place into a plastic vial. centrifuge a second time and transfer platelet-poor plasma into a new plastic vial. 

Indicate specimen type on transport vials and contact lab for dry ice for shipment.

 

Methodology

Stability

Frozen 14 days

Reference Range

BY REPORT*

Turnaround

3-5 days Performed Mon, Thurs, Sat

Clinical Use

Test Code

F8IHW