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  HIPA Specimen Type:
  also known as Heparin Induced Platelet Aggregation, Heparin Antibody, HITS

Blood


SPECIAL COAGULATION LAB

Specimen requirements: 2 Blue Tops
Reference ranges:
CATEGORY LOW   HIGH   UNITS   QUALITATIVE  
N/A N/A N/A N/A Negative
Unit of measure: N/A
Ideal sample: 2.7 mL Whole Blood, blue top tube
Absolute minimum amount: 2.4 mL Whole Blood, blue top tube
Method of collection: N/A
Transportation: N/A
Label instructions: N/A
The following substances can adversely affect the results: Clots in Specimen, Chylous, Heparin
Request test on form: Special Coagulation ( D6115 )
Order/entry screen(s): Hematology/Coagulation
Stat frequency: N/A
Stat turn around time: N/A
Routine frequency:  Monday - Friday  8:30 - 16:30, if scheduled
Must be in by: 11:00 - Weekdays
Routine turn around time: 6 Hours
For Hillcrest deliver to: SCRAP : Specimen Central Receiving and
  Processing, room 2-117
For Thornton deliver to: Hematology : Processing Desk, 1st floor,
  Hospital, room 1-013
Scheduling requirements : Must be scheduled with the special coagulation laboratory before collecting the specimen. Call 858.657.5683
Method: Platelet Aggregation
Special Instructions: Patient must be off of heparin therapy (including lines and flushes) for at least 18 hours. Specimen must be delivered within 1 hour of collection. Specimen cannot be frozen, must be fresh!!!
  Results are available on a Chart Copy
  Results are Qualitative
CyberLAB abbreviation: HIPA
CyberLAB code: 6131
Lab Processing Instructions: N/A