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Thrombelastograph (TEG), Rapid

Test Name:Thrombelastograph (TEG), Rapid
Epic Order Code:LAB5777
CPT Code:85347, 85384, 85576 
Specimen(s) Type:Whole Blood; Full tube is required
Acceptable Container(s):Tube top is light blue.
Testing Schedule:24 hours/day, 7 days/week
Turn Around Time:STAT: 30 minutes  
 Routine: NA  
Collection Information:No special patient preparation is required. Obtain specimen by standard collection procedures. If only a Rapid TEG is being collected, draw 5 mL into a red top tube, discard and then collect TEG tube. A full tube is required.
Transport Information:Deliver to lab immediately. Specimens > 2 hours old are unacceptable. All specimens must be signed into the laboratory.
Reference Clients:NA
Causes for Rejection:Improperly labeled, incorrect container, contaminated, insufficient quantity, incorrect/delay in transport, clotted, refrigerated, centrifuged.
Reference Range:See patient report. Results also available on Remote View Access.
Additional Information:Please notify laboratory personnel at (601) 984-2367 when ordering a TEG assay prior to delivering the specimen to the laboratory.