Coagulation testing is especially prone to inaccuracies and misinterpretations due to potential poor specimen quality. In order to optimize the accuracy and reliability of coagulation testing, preanalytic processes must be standardized according to recommended guidelines and strictly followed. In doing so, the laboratory will assist in ensuring correct patient diagnosis, management and therapy.
For testing performed by Mayo Medical Laboratories, specific collection, processing, transportation, and storage instructions are available in the Mayo Medical Laboratories test catalog.
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