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Thrombophilia assays

Here is a list of the thrombophilia assays carried out by the Haematology department, together with specimen requirements and the estimated time it will take to produce a result.

The results availability times given here represent the time generally required to produce a result following receipt of the sample in the laboratory. Sample transport times are not included.

Where appropriate, if a result is required the same day samples must be received sufficiently early to allow completion of the test. Contact the lab if the test you require is not listed.

These tests are available during the normal working day. See a list of haematology tests available outside core working hours.

For further advice or information, call the laboratory on 0161 276 4030.

From April 6th we will be using the Sarstedt blood tube system - see the colour coded conversion chart.

Test Specimen requirements Urgent results available (from time of receipt in lab) Non-urgent results available (from time of receipt in lab) Report available
Antithrombin

Blue cap vacutainer

[2x1.3ml, 2ml or 5ml paediatric bottle]

3 hr

<1 month <1 month

Factor V Leiden Mutation screen (contact Molecular Diagnostics Centre for more information)

Blue cap vacutainer

-

<14 days

<14 days

Prothrombin G20210A Mutation screen (contact Molecular Diagnostics Centre for more information)

Blue cap vacutainer

- <14 days <14 days
Lupus anticoagulant

2X blue capped vacutainer [3x1.3ml, 2x2ml or 5ml paediatric bottle]

by arrangement

<2 wks

<2 wks

Protein C

Blue cap vacutainer [3x1.3ml, 2x2ml or 5ml paediatric bottle]

3 hr <1 month <1 month
Protein S

Blue cap vacutainer [3x1.3ml, 2x2ml or 5ml paediatric bottle]

3 hr <1 month <1 month