Ordering Recommendation

Initial test for suspected bleeding disorder.

Mnemonic
PTT
Methodology

Electromagnetic Mechanical Clot Detection

Performed

Sun-Sat

Reported

1-2 days

New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
Collect

Lt. blue (sodium citrate).

Specimen Preparation

Separate plasma from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection and freeze. Transfer 1 mL platelet-poor plasma to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube.

Storage/Transport Temperature

CRITICAL FROZEN. Separate specimens must be submitted when multiple tests are ordered.

Unacceptable Conditions

Serum. EDTA plasma, clotted or hemolyzed specimens.

Remarks
Stability

Ambient: 4 hours; Refrigerated: Unacceptable; Frozen: 2 weeks

Reference Interval

24-35 seconds

Interpretive Data



Compliance Category

FDA

Note

Reference interval established using 3.2% sodium citrate.

Hotline History
N/A
CPT Codes

85730

Components
Component Test Code* Component Chart Name LOINC
0030235 Partial Thromboplastin Time 14979-9
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Aliases
  • Activated Partial Thromboplastin Time
  • aPTT
  • Partial Thromboplastin Time
  • Partial Thromboplastin Time, Activated
  • PTT
Partial Thromboplastin Time