Plasminogen Activity


Sunquest Code:PLASCH  
Epic Code:LAB847Epic Name:Plasminogen Activity
Synonyms:Plasminogen Functional Assay; Plasminogen Chromogenic
Methodology:Chromogenic (synthetic substrate) activity assay
CPT Code:85420
Turnaround Time:Specimen is accepted and processed 24 hours/day, 7 days/week. Test is performed 1 time/week; results are reported within 7 days.
Associated Links:

Specimen Collection and Processing for Coagulation Specimens



Collection Instructions

Specimen:Blood
Optimal Volume:2.7 mL (in 3 mL tube) - filled to fill line on the tube.
Minimum\Peds Volume:1.8 mL (in 2 mL tube) - filled to fill line on the tube.
Collection Instructions:See link to Specimen Collection and Processing for Coagulation Specimens.
Causes for Rejection:Underfilled tube or clotted specimens.


Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:See link to Specimen Collection and Processing for Coagulation Specimens.
Shipping Instructions:See link to Specimen Collection and Processing for Coagulation Specimens.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Special Coagulation  (UMMC-East Bank)


Interpretive

Reference Range:

 

>1 year old

80-133%

Age specific referene ranges have not been established for patients 0-1 years old.

 

Use:Plasmin (the active form of Plasminogen) is part of the fibrinolytic system. It lyses fibrinogen and fibrin. Deficiencies are associated with arterial and venous thromboses. The Chromogenic (activity) assay detects the function of the molecule.


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