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Test Code LAB0253286 Activated Clotting Time (ACT), Blood

Methodology

Electrogenic Assay that Measures End point Coagulation by Conversion of a Thrombin Substrate

Performing Laboratory

CentraCare Laboratory Services

Specimen Requirements

Specimen Type: Whole blood

Container/Tube: Syringe

Collection Instructions:

1. Draw blood at patient bedside using a syringe.

2. Test immediately, performed at bedside, by certified personnel.

Specimen Transport Temperature

Ambient

Reference Values

74-125 seconds

Day(s) Test Set Up

Patient dependent

Test Classification and CPT Coding

85525