Echosens Fibrometer (Liver Fibrosis, Chronic Viral Hepatitis)

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Test Information

Test Name Liver Fibrosis, Chronic Viral Hepatitis (Echosens FibroMeter)
Test Code 2005661
Mnemonic FIBRO V
Method Quantitative nephelometry, enzymatic, spectrophotometric, and electromagnetic mechanical clot detection
Specimen Information 3 mL serum AND 1 mL citrated plasma. Must supply patient platelet count performed on EDTA whole blood (ordered separately through client institution)

Specimen Collection Requirements

Collection Lavender (EDTA) or pink (K2EDTA) tube, serum separator tube, and light blue (sodium citrate) tube
Preparation Separate serum and citrated plasma from cells as soon as possible or within two hours of collection. Transfer 3 mL serum to an ARUP standard transport tube (min: 1.2 mL). Transfer 1 mL platelet-poor citrated plasma to the ARUP standard transport tube (min: 0.5 mL).
Transport Temperature Serum and citrated plasma should be shipped frozen; do not send the EDTA whole blood to ARUP.
Remarks Separately arrange for on-site automated platelet count on the EDTA whole blood sample. Include patient platelet count with test submission information.
Specimen Stability From time of collection to initiation of testing:
Serum: refrigerated: unacceptable; frozen: two weeks
Plasma: refrigerated: unacceptable; frozen: two weeks