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Factor XIII Assay

Alternate names:
Factor XIII
Laboratory:
Referred Test
Test Code:
F13
Specimen types:
Plasma
Container types:
Sodium CitrateSodium Citrate
Collection Instructions:
2-8 deg required if transport delayed > 30 mins
Samples found to have clots cannot be tested

Filled to label marker and mixed by inversion.

Do not use 1 ml citrate tubes.

Minimum Adult Volume:
4 mL
Frequency:
Fortnightly
Result Turnaround Time:
8 weeks
Reference Interval:

Adult 70-120 %

Laboratory Use Only
Laboratory Notes:

Specimens kept at room temperature, should be centrifuged ASAP and tested within 4 hours from time of specimen collection. If testing is not completed within 4 hours, plasma should be removed from cells and aliquoted (1mL) into Eppendorf tubes, 2 X 1 mL vials per factor assay.

Plasma may be frozen @ -20 C for up to 2 weeks or -70 C for up to 6 months. Frost free freezers should not be used.

External Laboratory:
Austin Pathology
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