Dabigatran Assay


Test Information

Test Name

Dabigatran Assay

Synonyms

Pradaxa; Dabi Assay; Dabi level

Preferred Specimen

Citrate x 2

Testing Location

Referral

Turn Around Time

1 week


Collection Information

Preparation

  • Must reach lab within 7 hours of collection, collect close to courier times if necessary

Processing Information

Registration Code

DABS (See notes)

Notes

  • This test is to measure Dabigatran level (i.e. plasma concentrations of the drug)
  • For routine drug monitoring, register for COAP & TT
  • Double spin citrate samples and freeze plasma within 8 hours of collection

Methodology

Contact Information

alan.neal@pathlab.co.nz

External Referral Information

Referral Location

Waikato Hospital Laboratory

Send Away Transport

Frozen

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