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Apt Test

Item Value
Approval req'd? Yes, contact Hematology at x3-1747
Available Stat? No
Test code APT
Performed by Parnassus Hematology
In House Availability Test available 24 hours per day 7 days per week
Container type Clean container for stool aspirate or vomitus and heparinized capillary tube
Sample type Visibly bloody (not tarry) specimen AND heparinized capillary tube of blood
Normal range Adult
Turn around times STAT 1 hour, Routine 4 hours
Additional information For identification of swallowed maternal blood. Performed on stool, gastric aspirate or vomitus from infants within 3 days of birth.
LOINC code 40721-3
Last Updated 10/2/2010 11:51:20 AM
Entry Number 70

If you have additional questions regarding this test, please call: 415-353-1667

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