How are specimens collected for a factor IX assay?

Updated: Feb 04, 2020
  • Author: Bishnu Prasad Devkota, MD, MHI, FRCS(Edin), FRCS(Glasg), FACP; Chief Editor: Eric B Staros, MD  more...
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Collection approach and panels for factor IX are as follows:

  • Specimen: Plasma

  • Container: Blue-top vacuum tube

  • Collection method: Routine venipuncture

  • Packing: To comply with Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) safety standards, samples must be sent in a leakproof sealed container labeled with a biohazard sticker

  • Panels: Quantitative functional assays of coagulation factors


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