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Laboratory Medicine

Test catalogue

Factor V Leiden

Test Name

Factor V Leiden

Blue top Specimen Type / Requirements

Container Type = Blue Tube (Sodium Citrate)

Minimum Volume = Full draw

9:1 Ratio (9 parts blood to 1 part anticoagulant)

Lavender Top (EDTA) is also acceptable.

Specimen Handling

Collection Instructions: Must indicate anticoagulant status to avoid delay. Approval from the Medical Director is REQUIRED for inpatient samples. Referred-in patients can be tested without approval from the Medical Director. Outpatients can be tested from pre-approved clinics and ordering physicians.

Write your initials, date and time of collection on the collection label.

Transportation: Send sample at room temperature to the Core lab as soon as possible.

Sample Rejection Criteria: Clotted sample, grossly hemolyzed samples, Unlabeled or samples with insufficient quantity will be rejected.

Required Documentation

Turnaround Time (TAT)

14 days

Test Utilization

Reference Value

See Interpretive Comment.

Test Code

FVL

Methodology

PCR

Testing Location

SMH-Molecular Diagnostic

Other information

Last Updated: June 06, 2019