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PLACT / PSGN-M
PLASMINOGEN ACTIVITY, PLASMA

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. 
Reference Values 75-140% 
Analytic Time 1 Day 
Day(s) Test Set Up Monday through Friday 
CPT Code(s) 85420  

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