Computer Code: (DDIM)
Specimen Collection: 2.7 mL blood (blue top tube).
Minimum Volume: 1.8 mL
Handling Instructions for Offsite Areas: Maintain at room temperature. If specimen cannot be transported within 2 hours, centrifuge at 3,000 rpm for 20 minutes. Using a plastic pipette, transfer plasma to plastic tube and freeze plasma.
Reference Values: Reference range and cut off value: Age 18 years and above: Reference Range: <0.50 mg/L FEU. Result of <0.50 mg/L FEU may be used with a clinical history and other diagnostic tools to rule out DVT/PE.
Lab Code: Hematology
Requisition: C/H
Test Frequency: Daily
Routine TAT: 4 hrs
Stat TAT: contact lab
CPT Code(s): 85379
Methodology Used:
See Addendum XVII