Test Details

Mnemonic

PLACT

Ordering Code

3802840

CPT-4 Code(s)

85420

Specimen Information

Collect

Light blue sodium citrate
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Specimen Preparation

Follow coagulation test collection methods in appendices. Send 1.0 mL plasma frozen in a screw-capped plastic vial. CRITICAL FROZEN.
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Minimum Volume

0.5 mL
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Transport Temperature

Critical frozen
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Rejection Criteria

Grossly hemolyzed or lipemic specimens
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Stability

Room temperature: Unacceptable
Refrigerated: Unacceptable
Frozen: 14 days
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Methodology

Amidolysis of Chromoginic Substrate
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Reference Range

75 - 140%
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Performing Laboratory

Mayo Clinic Laboratories
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New York DOH Approval Status

Yes
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