Factor V, Activity FAC5

Method(s) Clot Detection
Specimen Required
Collect

One adequately filled 3.0 mL light blue (sodium citrate) top tube.

Transport

**TIME SENSITIVE** For specimens that cannot be shipped to the laboratory to arrive within 4 hours of collection, see Collection and Processing of Coagulation Specimens information (link below).

Remarks

Draw blood into light blue (citrate) top tube filled to the proper level (1 part anticoagulant to 9 parts blood). Invert tube 3-4 times to avoid clotting.

Stability Ambient, Refrigerated: 4 hours; Frozen platelet-poor plasma: 2 weeks.
Unacceptable Conditions

Specimens that are clotted, hemolyzed, collected in the wrong tube, less than 90% filled, exceed stability limits, or non-frozen plasma are unacceptable for testing.

Schedule Tue, Fri
Billing Code 4010112
CPTCode 85220
Notes Anticoagulant therapy may interfere with results.
Preferred Specimen Collection Device(s)
Reference Interval

85-172%

No Appointment Necessary
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