Test Name: Cryofibrinogen
Health Link Test Code: RMISC
LIS Test Code: MISC
CPT Code(s): 82585
Testing Site: Testing will be sent to an approved reference laboratory
Days Performed: Daily.
In-Lab Turnaround Time: 3 - 6 days.
Stat In-Lab Turnaround Time: Not available stat.
Collection Container: 2 lt. blue top tubes (3.2% NaCitrate)
BEFORE COLLECTING SPECIMEN, pre-warm a light blue (sodium citrate)tube (e.g. in an infant heel warmer). Have another infant heel warmer on hand to deliver the blood to the laboratory after collection. Keep specimen at 37°C by wrapping a hot pack (infant heel warmer) around the tube immediately after collection. Transport specimen to UWHC Hospital Laboratory within 10 minutes of collection.
Collection Volume: 6 mL
Pediatric Collection Volume: 2 mL
Sample Analyzed: Plasma
Testing Volume: 3 mL
Pediatric Testing Volume: 1 mL
IMPORTANT: Keep whole blood specimen at 37°C during entire processing procedure. Place light blue top in 37°C incubator while warming centrifuge to 37°C. Spin specimen at 3000 rpm for 10 minutes. Transfer plasma to labeled ARUP Standard Transport Tube. Keep plasma at 20-25°C
Transport whole blood specimen to UWHC Hospital Labortory within ten minutes of collection-keep specimen at 37°C by wrapping tube in a hot pack (infant heel warmer). Specimen MUST be processed prior to transport if coming from clinic location. Transport processed specimen at room temperature (20-25°C.) DO NOT REFRIGERATE.
Refrigerated or frozen specimens. Heparinized, lipemic or grossly hemolyzed specimens.
Negative at 72 hours.
Interpretation Type: Reference Interval
Quantities less than 3 mL may affect the sensitivity of the assay.
Proper collection and transport of specimen is critical to the outcome of the assay.