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PLASMINOGEN ACTIVITY

Specimen Collection Requirements

Patient Preparation

Patient should not be on heparin or coumadin therapy.

Collect

Platelet-poor Plasma, one 5.0 mL light blue (sodium citrate) top tube

Handling

Collect on ice. For specimen collection and handling requirements, refer to Coagulation Specimen Collection Guidelines .

Minimum Volume

1.0 mL

Transport

Frozen

Rejection Criteria

Nonfrozen, icteric or hemolyzed specimens, serum, specimens collected in sodium fluoride, EDTA or heparin

Stability

Ambient: 4 hours; Refrigerated: Unacceptable; Frozen: at -20°C: 3 months; at -70° C: 6 months

Testing Information

Performed

Mon, Wed, Fri

Reported

1-4 days

Method

Chromogenic Assay

Referral Lab

ARUP (30190)

Reference Values

Reference Values

71-144%

CPT Codes

85420

Last Updated: Thursday, September 28, 2017 10:01:58 AM


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