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Plasminogen activity

Lab Section: 

Coagulation

 

Lab Location: 

Main Lab

Test ID: 

LAB847

 

Synonyms: 

PLG

 

Methodology: 

Chromogenic assay

Schedule: 

Once/week

Reported: 

3 - 5 days

Specimen Requirements: 

Collection: 2.7 mL Blood in a Blue Top Tube.
Pediatric volume: 2.7 mL.
Transport: Whole blood may be transported at ambient or refrigerated temperature. Separated plasma, not yet frozen, may be transported at refrigerated temperature, while frozen plasma should be sent on dry ice to prevent thawing in transit.
Unacceptable conditions: QNS; Overfilled; Clotted

 

Notes: 

Reflex Criteria: Abnormal results reflex to MD interpretation.

Clinical Indications: Part of second level workup of venous hypercoagulation (rarely abnormal). Also low in lytic states (SK; UK; TPA)

Reference Interval: 

Age Limit

Sex

Normal Range

Units

0 - 5 Days

Any

35-85

%

6 Days - 1 Months

Any

40-95

%

1 Months - 3 Months

Any

35-90

%

4 Months - 6 Months

Any

50-105

%

7 Months 12 Months

Any

60-125

%

1 Years - 999 Years

Any

70-140

%

 

CPT Code(s): 

85420

Last Changed: 

8/17/2017 12:47 PM

Last Reviewed: 

8/17/2017 12:47 PM