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Test Compendium

6886: PROTEIN S-ANTIGEN

Test Code

  • 6886

Test Synonym

  • Protein S Antigen, Total

Minimum Volume

  • 2 mL

Specimen Requirements

  • Plasma

Container

  • Transfer Tube- Frozen- Plasma

Storage

  • Frozen

Turn Around Time

  • 4 days

CPT Codes

  • 85305,85306
    *The CPT codes provided are based on AMA guidelines and are provided for informational purposes only. CPT coding is the responsibility of the billing entity. Please direct any questions regarding the CPT coding to the payer being billed.

Special Instructions

  • 3 mL FROZEN Citrated Plasma

Additional Information

  • Blood should be collected in a blue-top tube containing 3.2% buffered sodium citrate.(1) Evacuated collection tubes must be filled to completion to ensure a proper blood-to- anticoagulant ratio.(2,3) The sample should be mixed immediately by gentle inversion at least six times to ensure adequate mixing of the anticoagulant with the blood. A discard tube is not required prior to collection of coagulation samples unless the sample is collected using a winged (butterfly) collection system. With a winged blood collection set a discard tube should be drawn first to account for the dead space of the tubing and prevent under-filling of the evacuated tube.(4,5) When noncitrate tubes are collected for other tests, collect sterile and nonadditive (red-top) tubes prior to citrate (blue-top) tubes. Any tube containing an alternative anticoagulant should be collected after the blue-top tube. Gel-barrier tubes and serum tubes with clot initiators should also be collected after the citrate tubes. To avoid delays in turnaround time when requesting multiple tests on frozen samples, please submit separate frozen specimens for each test requested. Test requires 3 mL FROZEN Citrated Plasma

Specimen Stability

  • stable