Venous Thromboembolism (VTE), Qualitative
0030070
Time SensitiveTime Sensitive

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Mnemonic
VTE
Methodology
Enzyme Immunoassay
Performed
Sun-Sat
Reported
Within 24 hours
New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
 
Collect
Lt. blue (sodium citrate).Refer to Specimen Handling at aruplab.com for hemostasis/thrombosis specimen handling guidelines.  
Specimen Preparation
Separate plasma from cells within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 1 mL platelet poor plasma to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube (Min 0.5 mL)  
Storage/Transport Temperature
Room temperature.  
Unacceptable Conditions
Serum.  
Remarks
 
Stability
After separation from cells: Ambient: 8 hours; Refrigerated: 8 hours; Frozen: 1 month  
Reference Interval
Negative
Interpretive Data
This test is intended for use as one component of a clinical algorithm for determining the likelihood of venous thromboembolism (VTE) in an outpatient setting. Patients with negative values are unlikely to have VTE; however, false negatives may occur more commonly in patients with cancer. Positive results are not useful due to the poor positive predictive value of the test. This test is not currently available for inpatient testing due to low specificity. This test is not useful for diagnosing or following patients with DIC. The cutoff value is greater than or equal to 0.5 µg/mL (Fibrinogen Equivalent Units).
Note
CPT Code(s)
85380
Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart Name
0030070Venous Thromboembolism, Qual
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Cross References
  • D-dimer for exclusion of VTE
  • Venous Thromboembolism Risk Assessment