Department: Haematology
Constituent Tests: Factor VIII assay
Specimen Collection Requirements:
Patient Preparation: Patients in outlying areas should be encouraged to have their blood tests within an 
hour of the courier collect to minimise transport affect.  Courier collect times 
are listed with the opening hours for each area.
Sample Type:

2x Blue (Sodium Citrate) tube 2.7mL

Minimum Sample Volume: TUBE MUST BE FULL
Unacceptable Samples: Underfilled, clotted and haemolysed samples.
Transport Requirements: Ambient
Referred Specimens:
Preferred Aliquot: 2 x Double spun frozen plasma
Pre-Transport Requirements to Reference Lab: Freeze plasma
Transport Requirements to Reference Lab: Frozen
In the Lab:
Delphic Code: F8
Ultra Code: F8
Lab Solutions Code: F8AS
Testing Schedule: Mon-Fri 0830-1700
Turnaround Time: same day if urgent
Reference Interval & Interpretation: 50-150%
Method: Clot Detection
Units of Measurement for Test: %
Stability Time Limit for Add-On Tests: Same day
Contact Details:
Lab Contact: Rebecca O'Toole
Department Name: Haematology
Phone: (04) 3815900
Email: Rebecca.OToole@wellingtonscl.co.nz

Test Information last updated on 08/06/2016
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