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heparin, unfractionated
Synonyms: UFH; Anti-Xa activity 
Computer Code: UFH
Specimen Collection: 2.7 mL blood (blue top tube). Transport to lab within 3 hours. 
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: Not applicable  
Lab Code: HEM 
Requisition: SPEC H
Test Frequency: Weekly 
Routine TAT: 4 hr 
Stat TAT: contact lab 
CPT Code(s): 85520 
LCD or NCD:  
Methodology Used: 9
See Addendum XVII

Albany Medical Center
43 New Scotland Avenue
Albany, NY, 12208
Date: 11/29/2015
Time: 10:55:28 (24hr)