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Blood Test Information

(a.k.a XDP, FDP)
minimum sample volume required ~ 2.7ml

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Tube type: 9NC

Special instructions
Please note that the etched fill indicator on the plastic citrate tubes indicates the minimum acceptable blood volume required for analysis. Time limit for add on = <4 hours Interefering substances = Lipaemic samples, Cholesterol >315 and dextrane 40 >1800

Please note that this test is not accredited to ISO:15189 due to recent changes in equipment. This test has been verified internally and accreditation has been applied for.

Reference range
<500 PE/DVTcut off

ng/ml (FEU)

Linked to
Clotting screen

Turnaround Time
1 day

Department: Haematology

» PE guidelines
» DVT guidelines


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