FFTAT - Specimen: Thrombin-Antithrombin Complex

Test Catalog

Test Name

Test ID: FFTAT    
Thrombin-Antithrombin Complex

Specimen Type Describes the specimen type validated for testing

Plasma Na Cit

Specimen Required Defines the optimal specimen. This field describes the type of specimen required to perform the test and the preferred volume to complete testing. The volume allows automated processing, fastest throughput and, when indicated, repeat or reflex testing.

Draw blood in a light-blue top (sodium citrate) tube. Spin down and send 1 mL citrated plasma frozen in plastic vial.


Note: Separate specimens must be submitted when multiple tests are ordered.

Specimen Minimum Volume The amount of sample necessary to provide a clinically relevant result as determined by the Laboratory.

0.5 mL

Reject Due To Identifies specimen types and conditions that may cause the specimen to be rejected

Specimens other than


Anticoagulants other than

Sodium citrate




Warm reject; Cold reject






Specimen Stability Information Provides a description of the temperatures required to transport a specimen to the laboratory. Alternate acceptable temperatures are also included.

Specimen TypeTemperatureTime
Plasma Na CitFrozen