Plavix Response PFP2Y

Method(s) Light Transmittance
Synonym Plavix/Clopidogrel/P2Y12/PRU
Specimen Required
Collect

TWO Greiner sodium citrate (bright blue) top tubes, each filled with 2 mL of blood. The specimen MUST arrive at the Operations Center within 3 hours of collection. DO NOT CENTRIFUGE the tube.

Transport

Transport at room temperature. Specimens need to arrive at the laboratory within 3 hours of collection. DO NOT REFRIGERATE THE TUBES.

Remarks

Draw 2 mL blood into each of the two Greiner citrate (bright blue) tubes filled to the proper level (1 part anticoagulant to 9 parts blood). Invert tubes 3-4 times to avoid clotting. Verify that the expiration date of the tubes is acceptable.

Stability Ambient: 4 hours
Unacceptable Conditions Specimens that are clotted, hemolyzed, collected in the wrong tube, less than 90% filled, centrifuged, or received outside the stability limits are unacceptable for testing.
Schedule Daily: 0800-2300
Billing Code 4010503
CPTCode 85576
Preferred Specimen Collection Device(s)
Reference Interval

See Laboratory Report.

No Appointment Necessary
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