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D-Dimer, Quantitative by ELFA

Test Name:D-Dimer, Quantitative by ELFA
Epic Order Code:LAB313
CPT Code:85378  
Specimen(s) Type:Plasma
Acceptable Container(s):Top is light blue
Testing Schedule:24 hours/day, 7 days/week
Turn Around Time:STAT: 2 hours
 Routine: 4 hours
Collection Information:No special patient preparation. Obtain specimen by standard collection procedures. If only D-Dimer is being collected, draw 1-2 mL into a red top tube, discard and then collect tube for D-Dimer. Tube must be full.
Transport Information:Deliver to lab immediately. All specimens must be signed into the laboratory.
Reference Client:If unable to deliver to the lab within 1 hour, centrifuge the specimen for 10 minutes at 3500 RPM to ensure platelet poor plasma.  Remove plasma from cells, taking care to avoid the WBC/platelet buffy layer and place into a plastic vial. Store and transport at room temperature for up to 4 hours. If testing is delayed beyond this, the sample must be stored and transported frozen at -20° C and delivered to lab within 2 weeks.
Causes for Rejection:Improperly labeled, incorrect container, contaminated, insufficient quantity, incorrect/delay in transport, clotted.
Reference Range:0 - 500 ng/ml FEU
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