Newcastle Laboratories

Apixaban Assay

Clinical Background:

This assay is used to monitor the plasma concentration of the oral direct Anti-Xa inhibitor Apixaban (Eliquis). It is an Anti-Xa assay using specific calibrators

This assay is used to monitor the plasma concentration of the oral direct Anti-Xa inhibitor Apixaban (Eliquis). It is an Anti-Xa assay using specific calibrators

Test Details

  • Discipline:

    Haemostasis

    Haemostasis

  • Specimen Container Adult:

    Light blue - sodium citrate

    Light blue - sodium citrate

  • Specimen Container Paediatric:

    Light blue - sodium citrate

    Light blue - sodium citrate

  • Minimum Volume Adult:

    2.7mL

    2.7mL

  • Minimum Volume Paediatric:

    1.3 ml

    1.3 ml

  • Special Requirement:

    Tube must be correctly filled to line, to ensure correct ratio of blood to anticoagulant, ensure adequate mixing.

    Tube must be correctly filled to line, to ensure correct ratio of blood to anticoagulant, ensure adequate mixing.

  • Sample Stability:

    2 hrs

    2 hrs

  • Transport Requirements:

    Samples should be transported to lab without delay

    Samples should be transported to lab without delay

  • Freq Analysis:

    On request

    On request

  • Add On Test:

    All urgent add ons via telephone on 0191 28 24718, and must be confirmed via email to the appropriate email address

    RVIadditions.Laboratory@nuth.nhs.uk (internal)

    tnu-tr.bloodsciencesadditions@nhs....

    All urgent add ons via telephone on 0191 28 24718, and must be confirmed via email to the appropriate email address

    RVIadditions.Laboratory@nuth.nhs.uk (internal)

    tnu-tr.bloodsciencesadditions@nhs.net (external)

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  • Quality Assurance:

    UK NEQAS Blood Coagulation (Pilot scheme)

    UK NEQAS Blood Coagulation (Pilot scheme)

  • Reference Ranges:

    Therapeutic levels are dependent on dose and reason for anticoagulation, please discuss with Haematologist. Further information is available in the 2014 BCSH guidelines. Measurement of non-Coumarin...

    Therapeutic levels are dependent on dose and reason for anticoagulation, please discuss with Haematologist. Further information is available in the 2014 BCSH guidelines. Measurement of non-Coumarin anticoagulants and their effects on tests of Haemostasis

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  • Routine Contact Name:

    Peter Strong

  • Routine Telephone:

    0191 282 0332

    0191 282 0332

  • Routine Email:

    peter.strong@nuth.nhs.uk

  • Specialist Test:

    Yes

    Yes

  • Specialist Contact Name:

    Haematology/Haemostasis Health care Scientist

    Haematology/Haemostasis Health care Scientist

  • Specialist Telephone:

    0191 213 9758

    0191 213 9758

Availability:

By prior arrangement

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