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Tissue plasminogen activator

Lab Section: 

Sendout Reference

 

Lab Location: 

Sendout

Reference Lab: 

ARUP

 

Test ID: 

LAB3545

 

Synonyms: 

TPA

Methodology: 

Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay

Schedule: 

Daily

Reported: 

12 days

Specimen Requirements: 

Collection: 3.0 mL Blood in a Blue Top Tube.
Pediatric volume: 1.0 mL.
Lt. blue (sodium citrate). Refer to Specimen Handling at aruplab.com for hemostasis/thrombosis specimen handling guidelines.
Transport: CRITICAL FROZEN. Separate specimens must be submitted when multiple tests are ordered.
Unacceptable conditions: Serum, EDTA plasma, clotted or hemolyzed specimens
Stability: Ambient: 4 hours; Refrigerated: Unacceptable; Frozen: 2 months

 

Notes: 

Clinical Indications: Measurement of tPA is useful in the evaluation of abnormalities of the fibrinolytic system or in monitoring fibrinolytic therapy.

http://ltd.aruplab.com/Tests/Pub/0099187

Reference Interval: 

See patient report or consult reference laboratory website.

CPT Code(s): 

85415

Last Changed: 

12/15/2016 14:17:00

Last Reviewed: 

8/16/2017 6:05:45