Activated Clotting Time

PURPOSE OF TEST

The HEMOCHRON Signature Elite, ACT-LR is a quantitative assay for monitoring heparin anticoagulation during various medical procedures. The ACT-LR demonstrates linear correlation to the anticoagulation effects of heparin up to 2.5 units / ml of blood. It is intended for use in monitoring low to moderate heparin doses frequently employed in procedures such as cardiac catheterization, extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), hemodialysis, and Percutaneous Transluminal Coronary Angioplasty (PTCA). The ACT-LR test is for in vitro diagnostic use and is for use with any model HEMOCHRON Whole Blood Microcoagulation System.

POLICY

Activated Clotting Time (ACT)

SUPPLIES

HEMOCHRON Signature Elite, ACT-LR Testing Supplies

MANUFACTURER'S INFORMATION

Operator's Manual

Liquid QC Package Insert

Cuvette Package Insert

IDA Pages (Clinical Indications, Documentation Plan, Clinical Actions)

Cardiac Catheterization Lab / Interventional Radiology

INITIAL ORIENTATION, TRAINING & COMPETENCY

Initial Orientation & Training – This must be completed (once) with all new staff trained to use this test.

ACT Training Tutorial

6 Methods of Competency – This must be completed by all testing personnel 1) twice in the first year; and 2) annually thereafter.

Written Competency Test – This must be completed by all testing personnel 1) twice in the first year; and 2) annually thereafter.

QUALITY CONTROL

QC Information

IQCP QCP ACT

TECHNICAL SUPPORT

For technical issues, contact Tech Support @ 732.548.5700

MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEETS (MSDS)

ACT-LR Jr Cuvette

Direct Check Controls