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Test Name:Cryoprecipitate
Epic Order Code:Orderable by requisition only
CPT Code:P9012  
Specimen(s) Type:Whole Blood, 5.0 mL; Not required if ABO/Rh has been performed.
Acceptable Container(s):pink top.jpgTube top is purple (lavender) or pink.
Testing Schedule:24 hours/day, 7 days/week
Turn Around Time:STAT: NA
 Routine: 1-2 hours for thawing and pooling of packets
Collection Information:An ABO/Rh must be done prior to ordering. Obtain specimen by standard collection procedures.
Transport Information:Deliver to lab immediately. All specimens must be signed into the laboratory.
Reference Clients:If unable to deliver to the lab immediately, store and transport specimen at 2-8° C. Specimen must be received in the lab within 48 hours. All specimens drawn as outpatients will be for informational purposes only not for transfusion.
Causes for Rejection:Improperly labeled, incorrect container, contaminated, insufficient quantity, incorrect/delay in transport, grossly hemolyzed, failure to provide a properly completed Transfusion Requisition Form and a Blood Infusion Form.
Reference Range:NA  
Additional Information:Cryoprecipitate is thawed at temperatures between 30° - 37° C and is then stored at room temperature until it is transfused. Transfuse as soon as possible, but within four hours of thawing. The individual units are routinely pooled into a single bag. The product can not be thawed and refrozen.
 Cryoprecipitate may be used for the treatment of Von Willebrands disease and for hypofibrinogenemia and rarely used for factor VIII deficiency (hemophilia A). Transfusion associated disease is a possible complication of cryoprecipitate. A single unit of cryoprecipitate usually contains 80 units of factor VIII and 200 mgs of fibrinogen in approximately 25-30 mLs of plasma.
 ** All illegible/mislabeled specimens will be destroyed. There are no exceptions.**