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Fibrin Monomer

Item Value
Approval req'd? Yes, contact Hematology at x3-1747
Available Stat? No
Test code FIBM
Performed by Esoterix
Sendout? Yes
Method RBC hemagglutination
Collection Instructions 1. Check the expiration date on the label of the blue top vacutainer before drawing the patient.

2. For blood collection in a sodium citrate blue top, the tube must be filled to above the Minimum Fill Indicator on the tube. It is crucial to wait and allow the tube to stop filling before removing it from the needle.

3. With use of a butterfly needle, draw about 1 cc using a separate blue top to remove air from tubing, discard the first tube and then draw a second blue top tube filled to the full extent of the vacuum.

4. Tubes should not be filled past the Maximum Fill dashed line by either using a syringe or removing the tube cap.

Deliver immediately to the laboratory.
Container type Blue top filled to full extent of vacuum
Amount to Collect 2.7 mL blood
Sample type Citrated plasma
Preferred volume 1 mL plasma
Min. Volume 0.5 mL plasma
UCSF Rejection Criteria Samples collected in outdated blue top vacutainer. Over-filled or under-filled tubes may be rejected
Processing notes Deliver sample to Hematology ASAP for processing.

Plasma should be separated as soon as possible, distributed into 1 mL aliquots, and frozen at -20C. Order Esoterix test # 300202.

For B&T patients order labcorp test # 500150
Normal range Negative
Synonyms Plasma protein paracoagulation test
Turn around times The test is run Monday through Friday. Turnaround time: 4-6 days.
CPT coding 85366-90
LOINC code 40702-3
Last Updated 10/2/2010 11:51:52 AM
Entry Number 382
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