PLASMINOGEN

Code
000.0000
Name
PLASMINOGEN
Category
None
Department
Send-Out
Start Date
Expiration Date
Synonyms
CPT Codes
85420
Site
SBMF
Reference Test
25728
ATLAS Test Code

Specimen Information

Type

Blue, Citrate Platelet-poor plasma (PPP)

Volume

1.0 ml

Transport Info

Separate plasma from cells immediately
• Promptly centrifuge 15 minutes
• Carefully transfer plasma portion of sample to separate plastic tube using plastic pipette
• Centrifuge transferred plasma sample again to produce platelet-poor plasma (PPP)
• Use second plastic pipette to carefully transfer PPP sample into plastic aliquot tubes
Frozen

Fasting Required?
False
Patient Instructions

Reference Range

96-168%

Methodology

Chromogenic

Clinical Significance

Determination of the biological activity of plasminogen in plasminogen for the diagnosis of reduced synthesis and increased consumption of plasminogen, and for additional assessments in problematic cases of fibrinolytic therapy using streptokinase, urokinase or TPA

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