Pathology Handbook

Thrombophilia screen

Synonyms

Hypercoagulability Studies

Clinical Indications

History of thrombotic episodes / family history

Please refer to Thrombophilia clinic or d/w Consultant haematologist BEFORE making request.

Full screen NOT available immediately post thrombosis or while patient on anticoagulant therapy

Test Includes

Full clotting screen, Thrombin time, Protein C, Protein S, Antithrombin, FV Leiden assay/PCR, PCR for Prothombin Gene mutation

Request Form 

Request on ICE

Availability

Mon - Fri 09.00  to 16.00

Specific Criteria

Samples should be taken with minimal stasis

Patient Preparation

Patient should ideally be at rest and not in acute phase reaction

Turnaround Time

2 weeks

Specimen

Fresh citrated Blood (within 2 hours of collection)

Volume

2 x 4.5 ml blue citrated blood

Container

2 x 4.5 ml blue citrated bottles

NOTE: Two bottles are required

Vacutainer blue top

Collection

Samples should be taken with minimal stasis and taken to the laboratory as soon as possible

Causes for Rejection

Under-filled, clotted or haemolysed samples

Reference Range

See patient test report