#ExistPATIENTPREP>Patient Prep: Fast from midnight until specimen is drawn in a.m.
#ExistCollect>Collect: Hemostasis/Thrombosis laboratory must be called at (801) 583-2787 extension 2151 to schedule testing before sample is drawn. Lt. blue (sodium citrate) AND lavender (EDTA) or pink (K2EDTA).
#ExistSPECIMENPREPARATION>Specimen Preparation: Transport 45 mL whole blood (sodium citrate) AND 5 mL whole blood (EDTA). Specimen must be received within one hour of draw.
#ExistSPECTRANSPORT>Storage/Transport Temperature: CRITICAL AMBIENT.
#ExistRemarks>Remarks: Include list of current medications and most recent platelet count.
#ExistConditions>Unacceptable Conditions: Specimens not collected at ARUP (500 Chipeta Way, Salt Lake City, UT). Specimens that have been centrifuged or refrigerated.
#ExistStability>Stability (collection to initiation of testing): Ambient: 1 hour; Refrigerated: Unacceptable; Frozen: Unacceptable