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Protein S

Ordering Info & Methodology

Test Code

Cerner Synonyms


Protein S Activity, Protein S Activity, Protein S Total and Free, Protein S Ag Free

Turn Around Time


Clot Based/Activity

Ordering Guide

Specimen Requirements

Sample Type

Collection Container

Alternate Collection Containers

Citrated Plasma

Light Blue

Full Draw

Add on stability
This is the length of time after sample collection that this analyte is stable. Test can be added to a previously collected sample if the time since collection is less than the add on stability time.

Minimum Volume

Add On Stability

Collection and Shipping Requirements

Freeze. Send frozen on dry ice. Must arrive at SPH frozen. Thawed specimens will be rejected.

Reference Intervals

Female Reference Interval

Age Category
Reference Interval
≥ 0 y

Male Reference Interval

Age Category
Reference Interval
≥ 0 y
Additional Notes

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Measurement Uncertainty (MU)
Every laboratory value is an estimate of the true concentration of substance. MU is the 95% confidence interval around that estimate. 95% of the time, the true concentration will be within the range of the reported value ±MU. This value is based on analytical variability (precision) and does not reflect other factors such as sample collection and handling which may also affect the result.


Reported sodium = 140 mmol/L
Sodium MU = 1%
Expanded uncertainty = 140 mmol/L ± 1% or 140mmol/L ± 1.4 mmol/L
Interpretation - the true value of sodium in the sample is in the range 138.6-141.4 mmol/L, with 95% confidence.


Measurement Uncertainty

Should not be ordered on patients receiving warfarin, direct thrombin or Factor Xa inhibitors. Not recommended during acute phase of thromboembolism, during pregnancy or estrogen-based hormone therapy.

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