Activated Clotting Time
Label Mnemonic: ACT
Epic Lab Code: LAB546
Downtime Form: A-1a Critical Care/Special Care Nurseries Laboratory Requisition
Critical Care - Relocated to Core Laboratory
6240 RCP
356-3527
Specimen(s):
Collection Medium:
or
Light Blue top tube 1.8 mL (Na Citrate) Light Blue top tube 2.7 mL (Na Citrate)
Minimum:
Full draw; Na Citrate blue top tube. Tube must be at least 90% full.
Rejection Criteria:
Short drawn tube or clot.
Delivery Instructions:
Deliver to laboratory immediately after collection.
Testing Schedule:
24 hrs/day, 7 days a week, including holidays.
Turn Around Time:
15 minutes (upon receipt in laboratory)
Reference Range:
113-132 seconds
Methodology:
Electromechanical Clot Detection
CPT Code:
85347
 
See Additional Information:
Specimens Requiring Immediate Delivery