Antithrombin is a natural occurring inhibitor for normal blood coagulation. Originally termed Antithrombin III, as the name suggests its major effect is by inactivating Thrombin in the coagulation cascade. In the presence of Heparin the rate of Thrombin inactivation is increased several thousand fold.
|Tube||05 (CP) - Citrate|
|Additional Information||Usually requested as part of a thrombophilia screen. Antithrombin can be reduced in patients treated with L-Aspariginase.|
|Send to||Specialist Coagulation
Chancellor / Lincoln Wing Link Corridor
St James University Hospital
|Collection Con||Fill to the Line. 1 x Citrate sample required.
Samples must be processed within 6 hours of being taken.
|Ref. Range (Male)||0.80 - 1.20|
|Ref. Range (Female)||0.80 - 1.20|
|Ref. Range (Paed)||0.80 - 1.20|
|IP Routine TAT||7 days|
|GP Routine TAT||7 days|