LabCorp screw-capped purple frozen plastic transport tube
Spin, separate and freeze.
LabCorp Burlington (080465); R-NX
Days Set Up:
1 - 4 days
60 − 150 %
Protein C levels tend to be lower in newborns but typically reach adult ranges by six months of age. Levels in some children remain low until 16 years of age
Collection/ Processing Details:
Confirmation and characterization of protein C deficiency.
Blood should be collected in a blue-top tube containing 3.2% buffered sodium citrate. Evacuated collection tubes must be filled to completion to ensure a proper blood-to- anticoagulant ratio. The sample should be mixed immediately by gentle inversion at least six times to ensure adequate mixing of the anticoagulant with the blood.
If the patient's hematocrit exceeds 55%, the volume of citrate in the collection tube must be adjusted.