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PLEASE NOTE: Recent changes have been made to this Test

 Recent changes for Prothrombin Fragment 1 & 2

Recent changes for Prothrombin Fragment 1 & 2

Changed From
Changed To
23rd October 2018
External Laboratory

Austin Pathology

Monash Pathology

Prothrombin Fragment 1 & 2

Referred Test
Specimen types:
Container types:
Sodium CitrateSodium Citrate
Collection Instructions:

Do not use 1 ml citrate tubes.

Result Turnaround Time:
8 weeks
Reference Interval:

70-230 pmol/L

Laboratory Use Only
Storage Instructions:

Specimens for Prothrombin fragments 1 & 2 assays kept at room temperature, should be centrifuged and tested within 4 hours of time of collection.

If testing is not complete within 4 hours, plasma should be removed from the cells (2 X 1 mL Eppendorf tubes) and frozen at -20 C for up to 2 weeks or -70 C for up to 6 months.

A frost-free freezer should not be used.

External Laboratory:
Monash Pathology
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