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Coagulation Factor Inhibitor Screen

Alternate names:
Bethesda Assay, Bethesda test
Laboratory:
Referred Test
Specimen types:
Plasma
Container types:
Sodium CitrateSodium Citrate
Collection Instructions:

Please consult with Coagulation Laboratory: 9895 3485.  Do not use 1.0 mL citrate tubes

Frequency:
Monthly
Result Turnaround Time:
8 weeks
Laboratory Use Only
Storage Instructions:

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 inhibitor 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:
Alfred Hospital
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