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Blood Collection

Heparin Infusions



    • Significance

    • Taking blood from the same limb that a heparin infusion is running into will falsely elevate the APTT.
    • Prevention of Coag Contamination

    • Take the sample from a different limb
    • Turn off the infusion for 5-20 minutes prior to taking the sample
Last updated on August 24th, 2017