Argatroban is a synthetic direct thrombin inhibitor derived from L-arginine. It is used in anticoagulant therapy.
|Tube||05 (CP) - Citrate|
|Additional Information||The use of Argatroban should be discussed with a medical haematologist prior to commencing treatment. If requesting this assay, please indicate the treatment on the request card to ensure that the correct DTI assay is performed. NB. Routine coagulation tests are affected by Argatroban therapy.|
|Send to||Specialist Coagulation
Chancellor / Lincoln Wing Link Corridor
St James University Hospital
|Collection Con||1 x Citrate tube filled to line please.
Samples must be processed within 6 hours of being taken.
|Ref. Range Notes||Critical telephone values: Argatroban levels greater than 1.5ug/mL or APTT ratio greater than 3.5|
|IP Acute TAT||4 hours from receipt|
|IP Routine TAT||24 hours|
|GP Acute TAT||Contact laboratory|
|GP Routine TAT||2-8 days|