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 Test 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: Max Reed and Dr Ken Romeril
Department Name: Haematology
Phone: (04) 3815900 ext 850
Fax: (04)3815985
Email: mreed@apath.co.nz

Test Information last updated on 2/04/2012
Website last updated on 07/09/2015 12:09

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