|Test Code||PLACT / PSGN-M|
|Test||PLASMINOGEN ACTIVITY, PLASMA|
|Methodology||Amidolysis of Chromogenic Substrate|
|Description||Useful for the diagnosis of thrombotic disorders.|
|Specimen||1. Draw blood in a light blue-top (citrate) tube(s). Spin down, remove plasma, spin plasma again, and place 1.0 mL (minimum volume 0.5 mL) of citrate platelet-poor plasma in screw-capped plastic vial. (Glass vials cannot be accepted.)
Note: Double-centrifuged specimens are critical for accurate results as platelet contamination may cause spurious results.
2. FREEZE specimen immediately at < or = -40 degrees C, if possible.
3. Send specimen FROZEN.
|Analytic Time||1 Day|
|Day(s) Test Set Up||Monday through Friday|