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prothrombin time
Synonyms: PT; Protime 
Computer Code: PT
Specimen Collection: 2.7 mL blue top tube. 
Minimum Volume: 1.8 mL 
Handling Instructions for Offsite Areas: Maintain at room temperature. If specimen cannot be transported within 2 hours, centrifuge at 3,000 rpm for 20 minutes. Using a plastic pipette, transfer plasma to plastic tube and freeze plasma. 
Reference Values: 9.8-11.8 seconds  
Lab Code: HEM 
Requisition: C/H
Test Frequency: Daily 
Routine TAT: 4 hr 
Stat TAT: 60 min 
CPT Code(s): 85610 
LCD or NCD: (NCD)  
Methodology Used: 55
See Addendum XVII

Albany Medical Center
43 New Scotland Avenue
Albany, NY, 12208
Date: 04/24/2014
Time: 21:08:01 (24hr)