Department: Referred 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: Specimen clotted or sample tube underfilled
Transport Requirements: Ambient
Referred Specimens:
Referred to: Capital & Coast DHB Laboratory
Link to Reference Lab Website: http://labtests.ccdhb.org.nz/search.aspx
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
Reference Interval & Interpretation: Provided with Reference Laboratory result.
Method: Clot Detection
Units of Measurement for Test: %
Stability Time Limit for Add-On Tests: Same day
Contact Details:
Lab Contact: Ben Todd & Rebecca O'Toole
Department Name: Haematology
Phone: (04) 3815900

Test Information last updated on 02/04/2012
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