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Test Name:Argatroban level
Test Number:7780
Collect:4.5 mL (3.2%) Na Citrate tube - lt blue
Minimum Volume:2.7 mL (3.2%) Na Citrate tube - lt blue
Container:2 – Microcentrifuge tubes (Beaker sites) or
2 – Coagulation Specimen Transport Tubes
Processing:Prepare Platelet Poor Plasma (P.P.P) following the instructions included in the Collection/Processing Details, and freeze.
Transport/Stability:Frozen - STRICT
Refrigerated - NO
Alternate Names:Direct Thrombin Inhibitor
Performing Lab:AHL - Coagulation/Special Coagulation; V
Available at Central (CEN) Lab Only
Days Set Up:Mo - Su
Expected TAT:Same day
Ref. Ranges:Therapeutic: 0.4 - 0.6 µg/mL
Prophylactic: 0.20 - 0.30 µg/mL
Processing Details:
Collect specimen 8 hours post infusion start or adjustment.
Do not over or underfill tube as the ratio of anticoagulant to whole blood is critical (see Additional Info link)
Greiner tubes are not acceptable

Process Platelet Poor Plasma (P.P.P) following the linked instructions.
Basic Coagulation Specimen Processing Instructions
Separate plasma into two (2) 1 mL aliquots, label as "NaCi Plasma P.P.P" and freeze immediately.
Specimens will be rejected if hemolyzed, or patient on heparin > 1.0 IU/mL.
Method:Chromogenic Anti IIa
CPT Codes:85130
Additional Information: Proper Na Citrate Tube Filling
Date Created:02/16/2007
Revised Date:08/23/2018