Geisinger Medical Laboratories/Geisinger Proven Diagnostics Test Catalog

Order Display Name: Geisinger Epic Procedure Code Or ID CPT Code:  

EUGLOBULIN CLOT LYSIS TIME

ORDERING INFORMATION:
Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: LAB1195         Geisinger Epic ID: 52705

SPECIMEN COLLECTION
Specimen type:
Platelet-poor plasma
Preferred collection container:
Specimen required:
2 mL platelet-poor plasma; minimum 1 mL.
Special notes:
To avoid release of plasminogen activator, do not massage vein vigorously, pump fist excessively or leave tourniquet in place for a prolonged period.
Patient preparation:
Prohibit exercise prior to drawing sample.

SPECIMEN PROCESSING
Specimen processing instructions:
Centrifuge within 30 minutes after collection to get platelet-poor plasma and freeze on dry ice. 
Transport temperature:
Frozen. Ship specimens on dry ice. Keep samples in a -60 to -80°C freezer if they cannot be shipped promptly.
Specimen stability:
Room temperature: Unacceptable. Refrigerated: 4 hours. Frozen: 21 days.
Rejection criteria:
Room temperature and refrigerated specimens • Gross hemolysis • Icterus • Lipemia

TEST DETAILS
CPT code(s):
85360
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.
Methodology:
Clot dissolution
Synonyms:
Quest test code 42063, Euglobulin C
Clinical significance:
Euglobulin clot lysis time (ECLT) provides an overall assessment of the fibrinolysis system by measuring the time for an in vitro clot to dissolve in the absence of the normal plasmin inhibitors. ECLT is useful in assessing the fibrinolytic system and monitoring patients on urokinase or streptokinase fibrinolytic therapy.

Performing Locations

Quest Diagnostics

Technical Lead: Michael Weaver    
Frequency: Set up: Wed; Report available: 4 days    
Performed stat? No
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