|FACTOR VIII (8)|
|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.
2x Blue (Sodium Citrate) tube 2.7mL
|Minimum Sample Volume:||TUBE MUST BE FULL|
|Unacceptable Samples:||Underfilled, clotted and haemolysed samples.
|Additional Information:||For visits marked "URGENT" collected in the Hutt lab, samples should be taxi'd
STRAIGHT to Wellington and marked with a fluro sticker saying “Urgent specialist
coagulation. Forward directly to Haematology ASAP”. The samples are NOT centrifuged
or separated since they should reach Specialist coagulation within the hour. Please
ensure that the samples are sent at amibent temp in the chilly bin and NOT in a
frozen container / next to an ice pack as this will freeze the samples. The samples
are placed in a red candy striped bag so that they are processed urgently.
Hutt lab should call Wellington lab reception number 04 245 0209 (ext 4209) to let
them know to expect the sample. After hours this should divert to the hospital
bench as reception is not staffed after 6pm M-F and weekends. Wellington reception
/ hospital bench will deliver the sample straight to Haematology upon receipt.
|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:|
|Lab Solutions Code:||F8AS|
|Testing Schedule:||Mon-Fri 0830-1700|
|Turnaround Time:||same day if urgent|
|Reference Interval & Interpretation:||50-150%
|Units of Measurement for Test:||%|
|Stability Time Limit for Add-On Tests:||Same day|
|Lab Contact:||Rebecca O'Toole|
Test Information last updated on 26/09/2016
Website last updated on 20/02/2017 08:29