Department: Haematology
Specimen Collection Requirements:
Patient Preparation: Patients in outlying areas should be encouraged to have their blood tests within an 
hour of the courier collect to minimise transport affect.  Courier collect times 
are listed with the opening hours for each area .
Phlebotomist Instructions: If this test requires payment please contact Haematology (ext 816) before 
Sample Type:

2x Blue (Sodium Citrate) tube 2.7mL

Minimum Sample Volume: TUBE MUST BE FULL.
Unacceptable Samples: Underfilled, clotted and haemolysed samples.
Transport Requirements: Ambient.
Additional Information: NOTE: if inadequate number of tubes received, please check with department first, 
BEFORE arranging recollection.

Routine hours are 08:30-17:00 Monday - Friday. Outside of routine hours, test must 
be approved by a Haematologist.
Referred Specimens:
Preferred Aliquot: Double spun frozen plasma
Pre-Transport Requirements to Reference Lab: Freeze plasma
Transport Requirements to Reference Lab: Frozen
In the Lab:
Delphic Code: F7
Ultra Code: F7
Lab Solutions Code: REVF7
Testing Schedule: Mon-Fri 0830-1700
Turnaround Time: same day if urgent
Reference Interval & Interpretation: 50-150%
Method: Clot detection
Stability Time Limit for Add-On Tests: Same day
Link to Application and Diagnostic Use Website: https://www.rcpa.edu.au/Library/Practising-Pathology/RCPA-Manual/Items/Pathology-Tests
Contact Details:
Lab Contact: Rebecca O'Toole
Department Name: Haematology
Phone: (04) 3815900
Email: Rebecca.OToole@wellingtonscl.co.nz

Test Information last updated on 18/07/2017
Website last updated on 20/11/2017 10:39

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