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Test ID HEPTP Heparin Anti-Xa, Plasma

Useful For

Measuring heparin concentration:

-In patients treated with low-molecular-weight heparin preparations

-In the presence of prolonged baseline activated partial thromboplastin time (APTT) (eg, lupus anticoagulant, "contact factor" deficiency, etc)

-When unfractionated heparin dose needed to achieve desired APTT prolongation is unexpectedly higher (>50%) than expected

 

This test is not useful for monitoring therapy with the heparinoid "danaparoid."

Method Name

Chromogenic Method

Reporting Name

Heparin Anti-Xa, P

Specimen Type

Plasma Na Cit


Advisory Information


To test for the presence of inhibitors directed against factor X (FX), order F10IS / Coagulation Factor X Inhibitor Screen, Plasma.



Specimen Required


Specimen Type: Platelet-poor plasma

Collection Container/Tube: Light-blue top (3.2% sodium citrate)

Submission Container/Tube: Plastic vial

Specimen Volume: 1 mL

Collection Instructions:

1. Centrifuge, aliquot plasma, and centrifuge plasma again.

2. Aliquot plasma into plastic vial leaving 0.25 mL in the bottom of centrifuged vial.

Additional Information: Double-centrifuged specimen is critical for accurate results as platelet contamination may cause spurious results.


Specimen Minimum Volume

0.5 mL

Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type Temperature Time Special Container
Plasma Na Cit Frozen (preferred) 14 days
  Ambient  2 hours

Reference Values

Adult Therapeutic Range

UFH therapeutic range: 0.30-0.70 IU/mL

(6 hours following initiation or dose adjustment)

LMWH therapeutic range: 0.50-1.00 IU/mL for twice daily dosing*

LMWH therapeutic range: 1.00-2.00 IU/mL for once daily dosing*

LMWH prophylactic range: 0.10-0.30 IU/mL

(*sample obtained 4-6 hours following subcutaneous injection)

Day(s) and Time(s) Performed

Monday through Sunday; Continuously

Performing Laboratory

Mayo Clinic Laboratories in Rochester

Test Classification

This test has been cleared or approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and is used per manufacturer's instructions. Performance characteristics were verified by Mayo Clinic in a manner consistent with CLIA requirements.

CPT Code Information

85520

LOINC Code Information

Test ID Test Order Name Order LOINC Value
HEPTP Heparin Anti-Xa, P 3274-8

 

Result ID Test Result Name Result LOINC Value
HEPTP Heparin Anti-Xa, P 3274-8

NY State Approved

Yes