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|Clinical Questions||Does my patient have hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis?|
|Performed by||Parnassus & Mt. Zion Hematology|
|In House Availability||Test available 24 hours per day 7 days per week|
|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..
For patients with Hct's ≥ 55% please contact Hematology (x3-1747) to obtain blue top tubes with adjusted citrate volumes in order to maintain the proper citrate to plasma ratio for coagulation studies.
|Container type||Blue (2.7 mL) or Lt. Blue (1.8 mL) top filled to full extent of vacuum|
|Amount to Collect||
Note: If hepabsorption is required draw a full Blue top (2.7 mL)
|Sample type||Citrated plasma|
|Preferred volume||1.5 mL plasma|
|Min. Volume||1 mL plasma|
|UCSF Rejection Criteria||Samples collected in outdated blue top vacutainer. Over-filled or under-filled tubes may be rejected|
|Normal range||202-430 mg/dL|
|Critical value||≤ 100 mg/dL if new finding within previous 24 hours. A value ≤ 50 mg/dL is always phoned.|
|Synonyms||Factor I; Quantitative fibrinogen; functional fibrinogen|
|Stability||Specimen is stable for up to 24 hours at room temperature.|
|Turn around times||STAT 1 hour, Routine 4 hours|
|Last Updated||5/18/2011 1:40:28 PM|