How are specimens collected for a factor X assay?

Updated: Feb 06, 2020
  • Author: George Ansstas, MD; Chief Editor: Eric B Staros, MD  more...
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Specimen: Plasma

Container: Blue-top vacuum tube

Collection method: Routine venipuncture

Other instructions: All samples must be sent in a sealed, leak-proof container marked with a biohazard sticker to comply with Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) safety standards

Panels: Quantitative functional assays of coagulation factors


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