Medical Director: Elizabeth M. Van Cott, M.D., Phone: 617-726-9468
Supervisor: Nancy Burke, Phone: 617-726-0662
Technical Specialist: John Barranco, MLS, Phone: 617-724-5539
Technical Director: Michele Goodwin, Phone: 617-726-3609
The Coagulation Laboratory is located in Gray B-208 and is in operation
7 days a week, 8 am to 4:00 pm, except for holidays, it is closed. When the laboratory is closed,
specimens should be delivered to the Core Laboratory
on Gray 5. Many of the tests performed are of a batch nature.
- Argatroban, bivalirudin, or hirudin anticoagulation interfere with most coagulation
assays (see individual tests).
- When multiple tests are ordered simultaneously, a maximum of
5 blue top tubes is typically sufficient for all tests. Please
contact the lab at 617-724-2969 for minimum volume requirements PRIOR to drawing
more than 5 tubes.
- Clotted, underfilled or overfilled specimens give unreliable
results and will be refused.