2 – Microcentrifuge tubes (Beaker sites) or
2 – Coagulation Specimen Transport Tubes
Prepare Platelet Poor Plasma following the instructions included in the Collection/Processing Details, and freeze.
Frozen - strict
Refrigerated - NO
AHL - Coagulation/Special Coagulation; V
Days Set Up:
Varies; 1 - 2 times/wk
3 - 5 days
range in %
Collection/ Processing Details:
Do not over or under fill 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.