Diagnostic Test Directory

Coagulation Laboratory

Unfractionated Heparin

  • LIS Mnemonic: UHEP

    Collect

    Blue (Sodium citrate)

    Volume Required

    3 ml tube -completely filled

    Minimum Required

    2 ml tube - completely filled

    Transport

    Room temperature

    Stability

    Specimen must be received within 1 hour of collection or see Processing below.

    Unacceptable conditions

    Inadequately filled specimens; hemolyzed/clotted specimens.

Days Performed

7 days a week 8:00am - 12midnight

Reported

1 - 2 days

Reflex Testing

N/A

CPT

85520

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