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Coagulation Panel 1
Test Code: VCOAG
Synonyms/Keywords
Coag Panel, Coagulation Panel, Clotting Panel
Test Components

VPT- Prothrombin Time

VAPTT - Activated Partial Thromboplastin Time

VPLT - Platelet Count

Species
Alpaca, Avian, Bovine, Canine, Camelid, Caprine, Equine, Feline, Ferret, Mouse, Other, Ovine, Porcine, Primate, Rabbit, Rat
Test Category
Specimen Requirements
Specimen Type Preferred Container/Tube Acceptable Container/Tube Specimen Volume Specimen Minimum Volume
(allows for 1 repeat)
Plasma Citrated Blue Top Tube (BTT) 1.0 mL 400 uL
​AND
​Whole Blood ​EDTA Lavender Top Tube (LTT) 2.0 mL ​1.0 mL
​Blood Smear Glass Slide
Collection Processing Instructions

 

Plasma and whole blood must be submitted for this panel.

 

All blue top tubes must be filled to the capacity indicated on the tube for accurate analysis.

Centrifuge Blue Top Tube and remove plasma. Transfer plasma to a clear plastic transfer tube, freeze within 1 hour of collection.

Draw blood into EDTA vacuum tube. Invert sample gently 5-6 times to facilitate mixing and prevent coagulation.

Prepare 1-2 peripheral blood smears.  DO NOT REFRIGERATE. 

Label tube and smears with animal’s name.

Specimen Stability Information
Specimen Type Temperature Time
​Whole Blood ​Refrigerate ​2 days
​Plasma ​Frozen ​6 months
​Blood Smear ​Room Temperature ​Indefinitely
Rejection Criteria
Whole Blood​ ​Clotted
​Gross Hemolysis
​Frozen Lavender Top Tube
​Plasma ​Clotted
​Frozen Unspun Blue Top Tube
​Insuffciently Filled Draw Tube
​Specimen Contaminated With IV Fluids
Performing Laboratory Information
Performing Location Day(s) Test Performed Analytical Time Methodology/Instrumentation
​Cleveland ​VPLT: Monday through Saturday​ Less than 2 hours​​ Sysmex XT2000i
​Cleveland ​VPT & VAPTT: Monday through Saturday Less than 2 hours​ Mechanical Clot Detection/Stago STart4
​Marshfield ​VPLT: Monday through Saturday Less than 2 hours​ Sysmex XT2000i
​Marshfield VPT & VAPTT: Monday through Saturday​ Less than 2 hours​ Mechanical Clot Detection​/Stago Compact Max
​Milwaukee VPLT: Monday through Saturday Less than 2 hours​ Sysmex XT2000i
​Milwaukee VPT & VAPTT: Monday through Saturday​ Less than 2 hours​ Mechanical Clot Detection​/Stago Start4
​Minneapolis ​VPLT: Monday through Saturday ​Less than 2 hours ​Heska
​Minneapolis ​VPT & VAPTT: Monday through Saturday Less than 2 hours ​Mechanical Clot Detection/Stago STart4
Marshfield Center Laboratory Section
Reference Intervals
Synonyms/Keywords
Coag Panel, Coagulation Panel, Clotting Panel
Test Components

VPT- Prothrombin Time

VAPTT - Activated Partial Thromboplastin Time

VPLT - Platelet Count

Species
Alpaca, Avian, Bovine, Canine, Camelid, Caprine, Equine, Feline, Ferret, Mouse, Other, Ovine, Porcine, Primate, Rabbit, Rat
Test Category
Specimen Requirements
Specimen Type Preferred Container/Tube Acceptable Container/Tube Specimen Volume Specimen Minimum Volume
(allows for 1 repeat)
Plasma Citrated Blue Top Tube (BTT) 1.0 mL 400 uL
​AND
​Whole Blood ​EDTA Lavender Top Tube (LTT) 2.0 mL ​1.0 mL
​Blood Smear Glass Slide
Collection Processing Instructions

 

Plasma and whole blood must be submitted for this panel.

 

All blue top tubes must be filled to the capacity indicated on the tube for accurate analysis.

Centrifuge Blue Top Tube and remove plasma. Transfer plasma to a clear plastic transfer tube, freeze within 1 hour of collection.

Draw blood into EDTA vacuum tube. Invert sample gently 5-6 times to facilitate mixing and prevent coagulation.

Prepare 1-2 peripheral blood smears.  DO NOT REFRIGERATE. 

Label tube and smears with animal’s name.

Specimen Stability Information
Specimen Type Temperature Time
​Whole Blood ​Refrigerate ​2 days
​Plasma ​Frozen ​6 months
​Blood Smear ​Room Temperature ​Indefinitely
Rejection Criteria
Whole Blood​ ​Clotted
​Gross Hemolysis
​Frozen Lavender Top Tube
​Plasma ​Clotted
​Frozen Unspun Blue Top Tube
​Insuffciently Filled Draw Tube
​Specimen Contaminated With IV Fluids
Reference Intervals
Performing Laboratory Information
Performing Location Day(s) Test Performed Analytical Time Methodology/Instrumentation
​Cleveland ​VPLT: Monday through Saturday​ Less than 2 hours​​ Sysmex XT2000i
​Cleveland ​VPT & VAPTT: Monday through Saturday Less than 2 hours​ Mechanical Clot Detection/Stago STart4
​Marshfield ​VPLT: Monday through Saturday Less than 2 hours​ Sysmex XT2000i
​Marshfield VPT & VAPTT: Monday through Saturday​ Less than 2 hours​ Mechanical Clot Detection​/Stago Compact Max
​Milwaukee VPLT: Monday through Saturday Less than 2 hours​ Sysmex XT2000i
​Milwaukee VPT & VAPTT: Monday through Saturday​ Less than 2 hours​ Mechanical Clot Detection​/Stago Start4
​Minneapolis ​VPLT: Monday through Saturday ​Less than 2 hours ​Heska
​Minneapolis ​VPT & VAPTT: Monday through Saturday Less than 2 hours ​Mechanical Clot Detection/Stago STart4
Laboratory Section
For most current information refer to the Marshfield Laboratory online reference manual.