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antithrombin III

Name antithrombin III
Specimen requirements 1 ml of citrate plasma
Procedure remarks heparin plasma unsuitable,
Disruptive factors: lipaemia, haemolysis
Note: AT III is at 30 % in the first days of life.
Storage and transport deep-frozen transport and storage
Clinical utility thromboembolism, suspicions of innate or acquired deficiency, failure of heparin therapy, suspicions of consumption coagulopathy
Methodology nephelometry
Reference ranges 77-123 %