Days Set Up
Daily, 24 hours
Analytic Time

1 hour

MiChart Code
Disseminated Intravascular Coag (DIC)
Soft Order Code
DIC

Test Updated:

Synonyms

Consumptive Coagulopathy
DIC Workup
DIC
DIC / COAG DIC WORK-UP
DIC Panel

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Test Overview

Test Methodology
 
Test Usage

Aid in diagnosis when Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation (DIC) is suspected. Decreased platelet count, elevated D-Dimers, prolonged PT and aPTT, and decreased fibrinogen are markers of DIC.

Reference Range
 

* Reference ranges may change over time. Please refer to the original patient report when evaluating results.

Specimen Requirements

Collection Onsite

This test requires both a blue top and lavender top tube. Collect specimen in a blue top 3.2% sodium citrate tube. Mix by inversion. Specimen should arrive at lab within 3 hours of collection; transport at room temperature. Collection of the blood through lines that have been previously flushed with heparin should be avoided. If the blood must be drawn through a VAD (vascular access device), the line should be flushed with 5 mL of saline and the first 5 mL of blood or six dead space volumes of the VAD discarded. Collect additional specimen in a lavender top EDTA K2 tube and send concurrently with the Blue top sodium citrate tube.

Collection Offsite

This test requires both a blue top and lavender top tube.
1. Collect specimen in a blue top sodium citrate 3.2% Vacutainer® tube. Mix by inversion. Specimen should arrive at lab within 3 hours of collection; transport at room temperature. Alternatively, centrifuge, aliquot plasma into a plastic vial, and freeze the specimen within 4 hours of collection. Transport frozen specimen on dry ice. Collection of the blood through lines that have been previously flushed with heparin should be avoided. If the blood must be drawn through a VAD (vascular access device), the line should be flushed with 5 mL of saline and the first 5 mL of blood or six dead space volumes of the VAD discarded.
2. Collect additional specimen in a lavender top EDTA K2 Vacutainer® tube or EDTA K2 Microtainer® tube. Send intact whole blood specimen within 24 hours if stored at room temperature or 48 hours if refrigerated.

Blue Top Tube
Lavender Top Tube
Normal Volume
Blue top 3.2% sodium citrate tube
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Full 2.7 mL tube or 1 mL plasma aliquot
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Lavender top EDTA K2:
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3mL EDTA K2 whole blood or 500 uL whole blood in an EDTA K2 Microtainer® tube
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Minimum Volume
Blue top 3.2% sodium citrate tube
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Full 1.8 mL tube or 1 mL plasma aliquot
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Lavender top EDTA K2:
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1 mL EDTA K2 whole blood or 300 uL whole blood in an EDTA K2 Microtainer® tube
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Billing Information

CPT Code
85379, 85384, 85049, 85610, 85730
Pro Fee Code
 
LOINC
 

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