Geisinger Medical Laboratories/Geisinger Proven Diagnostics Test Catalog

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PROTEIN S ANTIGEN, TOTAL

ORDERING INFORMATION:
Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: LAB2936         Geisinger Epic ID: 32241

SPECIMEN COLLECTION
Specimen type:
Platelet-free plasma
Preferred collection container:
Alternate Collection Container:
Other size blue-top (3.2% sodium citrate) tubes (e.g., 1.8 mL, 4.5 mL)
Specimen required:
Two (2) 1 mL aliquots of plasma; minimum 2 mL.
Special notes:
Do not draw blood from a heparinized line. Avoid contaminating the sample with tissue thromboplastin or heparin. Venipuncture must be performed with no trauma. Hemolyzed samples are not acceptable. If blood is drawn from an indwelling catheter, flush with 5 mL of saline and discard the first 5 mL of blood collected.
Patient preparation:
Patient must be off heparin for 48 hours prior to testing. Patient must be off Coumadin 2 weeks prior to testing.

SPECIMEN PROCESSING
Specimen processing instructions:
Centrifuge the citrated blue-top tubes as soon as possible (within 60 minutes) at designated time and speed to obtain platelet-poor plasma (<10,000/µL). Using a plastic pipette, remove 1 mL of plasma and transfer to a plastic polypropylene aliquot tube and label with patient's name and a second patient identifier (e.g., date of birth, medical record number). Freeze upright and transport on dry ice. 
Transport temperature:
Frozen.
Specimen stability:
Room temperature: 8 hours. Frozen: -20°C for 30 days, -70°C for 6 months.
Rejection criteria:
Clotted specimen. Indications of thaw in transit are sample on slant in aliquot tube or in lid of tube. These samples will be run but will receive a comment of interpret results with caution as thawing suspected.

TEST DETAILS
Reference interval:
60-140%
Additional information:
Anticoagulation Impact on Coagulation Tests
CPT code(s):
85305
Note: The billing party has sole responsibility for CPT coding.  Any questions regarding coding should be directed to the payer being billed.  The CPT codes provided by GML are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only.
Test includes:
Percent activity.
Methodology:
Microparticle Enzyme Immunoassay (MEIA)
Synonyms:
Antigenic Protein S
Clinical significance:
Deficiency of Protein S is a risk factor for venous thrombosis. Acquired deficiencies are found in patients receiving warfarin therapy, with liver disease, acute phase reactions, vitamin K deficiency, DIC, surgery and trauma. Total protein S assay measures both free and bound protein S. A Total Protein S level is helpful in classifying types I, II or III Protein S deficiencies.
Doctoral Director(s:)
Michelle Grant DO    
Review Date: 04/29/2019

Performing Locations

Geisinger Medical Center

Performing laboratory: Coagulation
Technical Lead: Margaret Knowles-Tuchman
Frequency: Twice per week.
Performed stat? No
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