The Effect of Storage and Time of Blood Specimen Examination of Plasma Prothrombin Time and Activated Partial Thromboplastin Time Stabilities

Authors

  • Aditea Etnawati Putri1 , Yulia Nadar Indrasari2 , Yetti Hernaningsih2

Keywords:

activated partial thromboplastin time, examination time, preanalytic coagulation study, prothrombin time, hematology

Abstract

his was an analytical study with cross sectional design. Collection of blood specimens was carried out by

consecutive sampling during March-June 2019. Blood specimens in this study were healthy adults aged ?21

years who underwent general medical check-up or blood donors who met the inclusion criteria and signed

informed consent. A total of 71 samples were stored at room temperature and temperature 4-8 °C, then PT

(prothrombin time) and aPTT (activated partial thromboplastin time) checks were carried out at 0, 4, 12, and

24 hours. Data were analyzed by using Kolmogorov-Smirnov Test, paired t test and Wilcoxon Signed Rank

Test. There were differences in the results of PT in the room temperature specimens and 4-8 °C at 4 hours,

12 hours, and 24 hours with p value <0.001. This was also found in the aPTT parameter, but for specimens

at 4-8 °C at the 24th hour examination the results of changes in aPTT were not statistically significant

with p values 0.062. Different PT and aPTT tests at the two storage areas and at different examination

times obtained different and statistically significant results with p value <0.001. Examination of hemostasis

physiology requires special attention, where pre-analytic plays an important role which can influence the

overall test results. The aspects of time and storage on the stability of PT and aPTT specimens are illustrated

in this study where significant differences were obtained with p values <0.001. Examination and storage of

coagulation study specimens in accordance with CLSI recommendations will provide accurate results and

accurately describe the state of the specimen according to the patient’s clinical condition.

Author Biography

Aditea Etnawati Putri1 , Yulia Nadar Indrasari2 , Yetti Hernaningsih2

1 Lecturer, Department of Clinical Pathology, Faculty of Medicine Airlangga University, Dr. Soetomo Hospital,

Surabaya, Indonesia, 2Lecturer, Clinical Pathology Specialization Program, Department of Clinical Pathology,

Faculty of Medicine Airlangga University, Dr. Soetomo Hospital, Surabaya, Indonesia.

Published

2020-07-30

How to Cite

Aditea Etnawati Putri1 , Yulia Nadar Indrasari2 , Yetti Hernaningsih2. (2020). The Effect of Storage and Time of Blood Specimen Examination of Plasma Prothrombin Time and Activated Partial Thromboplastin Time Stabilities. Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, 14(3), 1721-1726. Retrieved from http://medicopublication.com/index.php/ijfmt/article/view/10664