TEG with Heparinase

Abbrev Code:TEGAH   
Order Code:LAB5707Order Name:TEG with Heparinase
Synonyms:TEG, Thromboelastograph
Methodology:Viscoelastic clot assessment
CPT Codes: 85396 x1
Turnaround Time:3 hours
Special Instructions:Test must be performed within 2 hours of collection. Do not send via PTS or MDS car. Specimens must be walked to the Acute Care Laboratory.

Collection Instructions

Optimal Volume:2.7 mL (in 3 mL tube) - filled to fill line on the tube
Minimum\Peds Volume:2.7 mL (in 3 mL tube) - filled to fill line on the tube
Container:Blue Na Citrate, 3.2% - fill to fill line on tube
Collection Instructions:Specimen must arrive within 30 minutes of collection.

Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Do not store. Deliver to the laboratory immediately - testing must be performed within 2 hours of collection.
Shipping Instructions:Deliver to the laboratory within 30 minutes of collection.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Coagulation  (UMMC East Bank, UMMC West Bank)


Reference Range:
R 5-10 minutes
Angle 53-72 degrees
MA 50-70 minutes
Cl -3.0 to 3.0
Ly30 0-8%
Ly60 0-15%
K 1-3 minute
G 4.5 - 11.0 kd/sc

TEG Thromboelastograph Coagulation Analyzer TEG 5000 Series testing is indicated for use with adult patients where an evaluation of their blood coagulation properties is desired. Coagulation evaluations are commonly used to assess clinical conditions such as post-operative hemorrhage and/or thrombosis during and following cardiovascular surgery, organ transplantation, trauma and cardiology procedures.

Assesses hemorrhagic or thrombotic risk by measuring rate of clot formation, strength and stability of clot; the effect of platelets, coagulation factors and cellular interactions; maximum platelet function.

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