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Test ID FAPIX Apixaban, Plasma

Specimen Required

Specimen Type: Plasma

Collection Container/Tube: Lavender top or pink top (EDTA)

Submission Container/Tube: Plastic vial

Specimen Volume: 2 mL

Collection Instructions:

1. Draw blood in an EDTA (lavender top or pink top) tube(s). Plasma gel tube is not acceptable.

2. Centrifuge and send 2 mL of plasma refrigerated in a preservative-free plastic vial.

Method Name

High Performance Liquid Chromatography/Tandem Mass Spectrometry (LC/MS/MS)

Reporting Name

Apixaban, Plasma

Specimen Type

Plasma EDTA

Specimen Minimum Volume

0.7 mL

Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type Temperature Time Special Container
Plasma EDTA Refrigerated (preferred) 29 days
  Ambient  29 days

Reference Values

Reporting limit determined each analysis.


Mean peak plasma concentrations of apixaban following a single oral administration of 5, 10, 25, or 50 mg oral tablets are as follows:


5 mg:   104.7 ng/mL (range, 79.7 to 129.7)

10 mg: 176.3 ng/mL (range, 134.3 to 218.3)

25 mg: 365.1 ng/mL (range, 348.1 to 382.1)

50 mg: 685.2 ng/mL (range, 663.2 to 707.2)

Day(s) Performed

Monday - Sunday

Report Available

7 to 11 days

Performing Laboratory

NMS Labs

Test Classification

This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by NMS Labs. It has not been cleared or approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

CPT Code Information


LOINC Code Information

Test ID Test Order Name Order LOINC Value
FAPIX Apixaban, Plasma 72608-3


Result ID Test Result Name Result LOINC Value
Z3530 Apixaban 72608-3