Laboratory Test Information Guide

Details for Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation Screen

Test Name: Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation Screen
Alternate Name(s): DIC Screen
Laboratory: Core
Specimen Type: 4 mL Lavender (K3EDTA) and 2.7 mL Blue (3.2% Sodium Citrate) Vacutainer tubes
Collection Information: Collect blood aseptically in Vacutainer tubes.
Requisition: GENERAL LABORATORY REQUISITION
Test Schedule: As required
Turnaround time from when specimen
is received in testing laboratory:
 
Routine
4 hours
Stat
1 hour
 
Reference Range: See individual ranges and values for INR, PTT, Platelet Count and Fibrinogen.
Effective Date:  
Revised Date: 2014-02-25
Critical Value:  
Interpretive Comments: Screen consists of INR, PTT, Platelet Count and Fibrinogen.

No single test is conclusive in the diagnosis of DIC and results must be assessed in relation to each other.
Special Processing:  
Comments:  
Method of Analysis: Refer to individual tests for method of analysis
Critical Information Required:  
Storage & Shipment:  
System Codes: 
Cerner
DIC
 
Referred To:  

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