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Test Code ACT Activated Clotting Time (ACT), Blood

Methodology

Hemochron with Celite Activated Test Tube

Performing Laboratory

St. Luke's Hospital Cedar Rapids

Specimen Requirements

Container/Tube: Celite activated ACT tube
Specimen: 2 mL of whole blood
Collection Instructions: 
Note: Testing must be done immediately after phlebotomy/blood draw.

Reference Values

80-140 seconds for heparinized patients

Critical value: >200 seconds

Day(s) Test Set Up

Monday through Sunday

Test Classification and CPT Coding

85347