Heparin Anti-Xa, Low Molecular Weight Heparin
0030144
Ordering Recommendation
 
Mnemonic
HA LMW
Methodology
Chromogenic Assay
Performed
Sun-Sat
Reported
Within 24 hours  
New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
Submit With Order
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
  
Collect
Lt. blue (sodium citrate). Refer to Specimen Handling at aruplab.com for hemostasis/thrombosis specimen handling guidelines.  
Specimen Preparation
Centrifuge specimen within one hour of collection. Transport 2 mL platelet-poor plasma. (Min: 1.5 mL)  
Storage/Transport Temperature
Frozen.  
Unacceptable Conditions
Serum. EDTA, oxalate, heparin, or plasma separator tubes. Specimens refrigerated more than eight hours. Hemolyzed specimens.  
Remarks
Record heparin type on test request form.  This test cannot be used for Rivaroxaban (Xarelto) or Fondaparinux (Arixtra).  
Stability
After separation from cells: Ambient: 4 hours; Refrigerated: 8 hours; Frozen: 2 weeks  
Reference Interval
0.50-1.10 U/mL  
Interpretive Data
Therapeutic range based on enoxaparin brand low molecular weight heparin.  
Note
 
CPT Code(s)
85520
Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart Name
0030144Heparin Anti-Xa Lmwh
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Aliases
  • Anti-10a
  • Anti-Xa
  • Heparin Anti-Xa Assay
  • Heparin Anti-Xa Assay, Plasma
  • Low-Molecular Weight Heparin Assay