Plavix Response PFP2Y
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 at room temperature. Specimens need to arrive at the laboratory within 3 hours of collection. DO NOT REFRIGERATE THE TUBES.
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.|
|Preferred Specimen Collection Device(s)|
See Laboratory Report.