How are specimens collected for a factor inhibitor assay?

Updated: Feb 07, 2020
  • Author: Bishnu Prasad Devkota, MD, MHI, FRCS(Edin), FRCS(Glasg), FACP; Chief Editor: Eric B Staros, MD  more...
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Collection details areas follows:

  • Specimen: Blood (0.5 mL frozen plasma X4 or two 3.2% sodium citrated tubes, 5 mL each)

  • Container: Blue-top vacuum tube

  • Collection method: Routine venipuncture

To comply with Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) safety standards, all samples must be sent in a sealed, leak-proof container with a biohazard sticker attached.

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