Factor XIII, Functional

Last Modified: 3/30/2016 2:41:36 PM


Specimen Requirements:

1.0 mL Platelet Poor Plasma from a Blue Top Tube - 3.2% Na Citrate in a Plastic Vial

Collection Instructions: Platelet poor plasma: 
Centrifuge light blue-top tube 15 minutes at approximately 1500 x g within 60 minutes of collection. 
Using a plastic pipette, remove plasma, taking care to avoid the WBC/platelet buffy layer and place into a plastic vial. 
Centrifuge a second time and transfer platelet-poor plasma into a new plastic vial. 
Plasma must be free of platelets (< 10,000/mcL). 
Freeze immediately and ship on dry ice. 

Note oral anticoagulant therapy on order
Minimum Volume: 0.3 mL Platelet Poor Plasma
Transport & Storage: Temperature/Stability:

24 hours Ambient
24 hours Ambient
14 days Frozen

Reference Range: 57-192 % activity
Methodology: Chromogenic
Clinical Significance: Low Factor XIII levels, i.e., <15%, may cause a bleeding disorder and levels <2% have been associated with spontaneous introcranial hemorrhage
Documentation: This test was performed using a kit that has not been cleared or approved by the FDA. The analytical performance characteristics of this test have been determined by Quest Diagnostics. This test should not be used for diagnosis without confirmation by other medically established means.
Custom Panel: No

PRODUCTION SCHEDULE

Turn Around Time: 2 to 3 days
Days Performed: Thursday
Sites Performed: Quest - Chantilly to San Juan Capistrano
PHL Test Code: MSOT
EPIC Test Code:
Send Out Test Code: 14884
Alternate Test Names: Factor Testing
CPT Coding: 85290

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