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Test Code LAB5032 Activated Protein C Resistance (APCR), Blood

Methodology

Modified, aPTT-Based Activated Protein C Assay

Testing Algorithm:

If result is abnormal, LAB6127 Factor V Leiden (FVL) Mutation Detection will be performed at an additional charge.

Literature References:

Package insert: Factor V Leiden (APC Resistance V), v. 301557A R6. Instrumentation Laboratory Company, Lexington, MA, 06/2005.

Performing Laboratory

Barnes-Jewish Hospital Laboratory

Specimen Requirements

Specimen Type: Plasma

Container/Tube: Light-blue top (citrate)

Specimen Volume: Full tube

Specimen Minimum Volume: Full tube

Collection Instructions:

  1. Draw a discard blue top tube prior to drawing a light-blue top (citrated) tube if using a Winged Infusion Set.  Discard tube should be under filled and discarded.
  2. Clotted blood or an insufficient specimen is not acceptable.
  3. Avoid phlebotomy techniques which cause hemolysis and heparin contamination.
  4. Follow nursing policy on volume of blood to discard prior to collecting blood from indwelling heparinized catheters.

Analyte Stability:
4 hours at 18° C to 24° C.

Whole blood may be transported to BJH Core Laboratory on wet ice within 8 hours of collection. Refrigerate blood until transport.

Platelet-free plasma can be frozen at -20 for transport on dry ice up to 72 hours
or stored 6 months at -70° C.


Additional Information: If the patient is a hospital patient and the hematocrit is >55%, call Barnes-Jewish Hematology Laboratory at 314-362-5203 for instructions.

Specimen Transport Temperature

Ambient Yes/Refrigerate Yes/Frozen Yes

Reference Values

Ratio: >2.3

Literature References:

1. Bertina RM, Koeleman BPC, Koster T, et al. Mutation in blood coagulation factor V associated with resistance to activated protein. C Nature 1994;369:64-7.

2. Van Cott EM, Soderberg BL, Laposata M. Activated protein C resistance, the factor V Leiden mutation, and a laboratory testing algorithm. Arch Pathol Lab Med 2002;126:577-582.

Day(s) Test Set Up

Friday

Cut-off time: 0700

Turnaround Time:
STAT: not available
Routine: results available the day of testing

Test Classification and CPT Coding

85307
81241 (if appropriate)

 

Additional Information

For BJH Laboratory Use Only
Analyte Stability:

4 hours at 18° C to 24° C.

Whole blood may be transported to BJH Core Laboratory on wet ice within 8 hours of collection. Refrigerate blood until transport.

Platelet-free plasma can be frozen at -20 for transport on dry ice up to 72 hours
or stored 6 months at -70° C.

Laboratory Processing Instructions:
Test performed in BJH Core Laboratory. Also known as Factor V Leiden Evaluation

LOINC Code Information

Name LOINC Code
Activated Protein C Resistance (APCR), Blood 13590-5