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Test ID ALBLD Bleeding Diathesis Profile, Limited, Plasma

Ordering Guidance

Multiple coagulation profile tests are available. See Coagulation Profile Comparison for testing that is performed with each profile.

Shipping Instructions

Send the 6 aliquots in the same shipping container.

Necessary Information

1. Note if patient is currently receiving anticoagulant (eg, heparin, Coumadin [warfarin]) treatment or any medication that could affect coagulation parameters.

2. Note if patient has been recently transfused.

Specimen Required

Patient Preparation:

1. Patient should not be receiving anticoagulant treatment (eg, warfarin, heparin). Treatment with heparin causes false-positive results of in vitro coagulation testing for lupus anticoagulant. Coumadin (warfarin) treatment may impair ability to detect the more subtle varieties of lupus-like anticoagulants.

2. Patient should also not be receiving fibrinolytic agents (streptokinase, urokinase, tissue plasminogen activator: tPA).

3. If patient has been recently transfused, it is best to perform this study pretransfusion, if possible.

Specimen Type: Platelet-poor plasma

Collection Container/Tube: Light-blue top (3.2% sodium citrate)

Submission Container/Tube: 6 Plastic vials

Specimen Volume: 6 mL in 6 plastic vials, each containing 1 mL

Collection Instructions:

1. Specimen must be collected prior to factor replacement therapy.

2. For complete instructions, see Coagulation Guidelines for Specimen Handling and Processing.

3. Centrifuge, transfer all plasma into a plastic vial, and centrifuge plasma again.

4. Aliquot plasma (1-2 mL per aliquot) into 6 separate plastic vials, leaving 0.25 mL in the bottom of centrifuged vial.

5. Freeze plasma immediately (no longer than 4 hours after collection) at -20° C or, ideally, -40° C or below.

Additional Information:

1. Double-centrifuged specimen is critical for accurate results as platelet contamination may cause spurious results.

2. Each coagulation assay requested should have its own vial.


1. Coagulation Patient Information (T675)

2. If not ordering electronically, complete, print, and send a Coagulation Test Request (T753) with the specimen.

Useful For

Detection of the more common potential causes of abnormal bleeding (eg, factor deficiencies/hemophilia, von Willebrand disease, factor-specific inhibitors) and a simple screen to evaluate for an inhibitor or severe deficiency of factor XIII (rare)


This test is not useful for assessing platelet function (eg, congenital or acquired disorders such as Glanzmann thrombasthenia, Bernard-Soulier syndrome, storage pool disease, myeloproliferative disease, associated platelet dysfunction), which requires fresh platelets

Profile Information

Test ID Reporting Name Available Separately Always Performed
ALBLI Limited Bleed Prof Interp No Yes
PTSC Prothrombin Time (PT), P Yes, (order PTTP) Yes
APTSC Activated Partial Thrombopl Time, P Yes, (order APTTP) Yes
TTSC Thrombin Time (Bovine), P Yes Yes
CLFIB Fibrinogen, Clauss, P Yes, (order FIBTP) Yes
DIMER D-Dimer, P Yes, (order DDITT) Yes
F8A Coag Factor VIII Activity Assay, P Yes Yes
F_9 Coag Factor IX Assay, P Yes Yes
FXIII Factor XIII(13),Scrn No Yes
VWAG von Willebrand Factor Ag, P Yes Yes
VWACT von Willebrand Factor Activity, P Yes Yes

Reflex Tests

Test ID Reporting Name Available Separately Always Performed
GBETH General Factor Bethesda Units, P No No
5BETH FV Bethesda Units, P No No
8BETH FVIII Bethesda Units, P No No
9BETH FIX Bethesda Units, P No No
F8IS Coag Factor VIII Assay Inhib Scrn,P No No
RIST Ristocetin Cofactor, P No No
FACTV Coag Factor V Assay, P Yes No
F_7 Coag Factor VII Assay, P Yes No
F_10 Coag Factor X Assay, P Yes No
F_11 Coag Factor XI Assay, P Yes No
F_12 Coag Factor XII Assay, P Yes No
F_2 Coag Factor II Assay, P Yes No
F9_IS Factor IX Inhib Scrn No No
F5_IS Factor V Inhib Scrn No No
F2_IS Factor II Inhib Scrn No No
F7_IS Factor VII Inhib Scrn No No
10_IS Factor X Inhib Scrn No No
11_IS Factor XI Inhib Scrn No No
PNP Platelet Neutralization Procedure No No
PSGN Plasminogen Activity, P Yes No
PAI1 PAI-1 Ag, P Yes No
CH9 Chromogenic FIX, P Yes No
ATTI Antithrombin Antigen, P Yes No
ATTF Antithrombin Activity, P Yes No
PTMSC PT Mix 1:1 No No
APMSC APTT Mix 1:1 No No
DRV3 DRVVT Confirmation No No
VWFMP von Willebrand Factor Multimer, P Yes, (order VWFMS) No
DRV1 Dilute Russells Viper Venom Time, P Yes, (order DRVI1) No
PTFIB PT-Fibrinogen, P No No
SOLFM Soluble Fibrin Monomer No No
RTSC Reptilase Time, P Yes No
A2PI Alpha-2 Plasmin Inhibitor, P Yes No
CHF8 Chromogenic FVIII, P Yes No

Testing Algorithm

Initial testing includes prothrombin time (PT), activated partial thromboplastin time (aPTT), thrombin time (bovine), fibrinogen, D-dimer, coagulation factor VIII activity assay, coagulation factor IX assay, von Willebrand factor (VWF) antigen, VWF activity, factor XIII screen, and limited bleed profile interpretation.


If PT is greater than 13.9 seconds, then PT mix will be performed at an additional charge.


If aPTT is 38 seconds or more, then aPTT mix and dilute Russell's viper venom time (dRVVT) will be performed at an additional charge.


If dRVVT ratio is 1.20 or more, then dRVVT mix and dRVVT confirm will be performed at an additional charge.


If thrombin time is 25.0 seconds or more, then reptilase time will be performed at an additional charge.


If fibrinogen is less than 150 mg/dL, or clinically indicated, then PT-fibrinogen will be performed at an additional charge.


If D-dimer is greater than 500 ng/mL fibrinogen equivalent units (FEU), then soluble fibrin monomer will be performed at an additional charge.


If aPTT mix is 38 seconds or more and thrombin time is less than 35.0 seconds (no evidence of heparin), then platelet neutralization procedure will be performed at an additional charge.


If VWF activity assay is less than 55% or VWF activity:VWF antigen ratio is abnormally increased, then VWF ristocetin cofactor activity assay will be performed at an additional charge.


If VWF antigen is less than 55%, the VWF activity is less than 55%, or the VWF activity:VWF antigen ratio is abnormal, then VWF multimer analysis will be performed at an additional charge.


If appropriate, coagulation factor assays or hexagonal lupus anticoagulant will be performed, at an additional charge, to clarify significant abnormalities in the screen test results.


If factor result is below the normal range, the appropriate factor inhibitor screen may be performed along with the Bethesda titering assay, at an additional charge, if inhibitor screen is positive.


For more information see Hemophilia Testing Algorithm.

Method Name

PTSC, APTSC, TTSC, FXIII, F8A, F_9 : Optical Clot-Based

VWAG, VWACT, DIMER: Latex Immunoassay (LIA)

CLFIB: Clauss

Reporting Name

Bleeding Diath Prof, Limited

Specimen Type

Plasma Na Cit

Specimen Minimum Volume

4 mL in 4 plastic vials, 1 mL each

Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type Temperature Time Special Container
Plasma Na Cit Frozen 14 days

Reference Values

An interpretive report will be provided.

Day(s) Performed

Monday through Friday

Report Available

7 to 21 days

Performing Laboratory

Mayo Clinic Laboratories in Rochester

Test Classification

See Individual Test IDs

CPT Code Information












85130-Chromogenic factor VIII (if appropriate)

85130-Chromogenic factor IX (if appropriate)

85210-Factor II (if appropriate)

85220-Factor V (if appropriate)

85230-Factor VII (if appropriate)

85245-Ristocetin cofactor (if appropriate)

85247-von Willebrand factor multimer (if appropriate)

85260-Factor X (if appropriate)

85270-Factor XI (if appropriate)

85280-Factor XII (if appropriate)

85300-Antithrombin activity (if appropriate)

85301-Antithrombin antigen (if appropriate)

85335-Bethesda units (if appropriate)

85335-Factor II inhibitor screen (if appropriate)

85335-Factor V inhibitor screen (if appropriate)

85335-Factor VII Inhibitor screen (if appropriate)

85335-Factor VIII inhibitor screen (if appropriate)

85335-Factor IX inhibitor screen (if appropriate)

85335-Factor X inhibitor screen (if appropriate)

85335-Factor XI inhibitor screen (if appropriate)

85366-Soluble fibrin monomer (if appropriate)

85385-PT-Fibrinogen (if appropriate)

85410-Alpha-2 plasmin inhibitor (if appropriate)

85415-PAI-1 Ag (if appropriate)

85420-Plasminogen Activity (if appropriate)

85597-Platelet neutralization for lupus inhibitor (if appropriate)

85598-Hex LA (if appropriate)

85611-PT mix 1:1 (if appropriate)

85613-DRVVT (if appropriate)

85613-DRVVT mix (if appropriate)

85613-DRVVT confirm (if appropriate)

85635-Reptilase time (if appropriate)

85732-APTT mix 1:1 (if appropriate)

LOINC Code Information

Test ID Test Order Name Order LOINC Value
ALBLD Bleeding Diath Prof, Limited In Process


Result ID Test Result Name Result LOINC Value
CLFIB Fibrinogen, Clauss, P 48664-7
TTSC Thrombin Time (Bovine), P 46717-5
603322 Reviewed by 18771-6
F8A Coag Factor VIII Activity Assay, P 3209-4
9068 Factor XIII(13),Scrn 3241-7
F_9 Coag Factor IX Assay, P 3187-2
VWAG von Willebrand Factor Ag, P 27816-8
APTSC Activated Partial Thrombopl Time, P 14979-9
DIMER D-Dimer, P 48067-3
PTSEC Prothrombin Time (PT), P 5902-2
VWACT von Willebrand Factor Activity, P 68324-3
INRSC INR 6301-6
603181 Limited Bleed Prof Interp 69049-5