Clot determination with human thrombin.
Detection of low or dysfunctional fibrinogen and fibrinolytic degradation products.
< 21 seconds
- Thrombin Time, Diagnostic
- TTD CONT
- TTD SEC
- DIGNOSTIC THROMBIN TIME CONT
- THROMBIN TIME DX, SECONDS
Collect specimen in a blue top (citrate 3.2%) 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.