ALPHA-2 PLASMIN INHIBITOR, PLASMA

Components
Includes measurement of the function of antiplasmin, mostly alpha-2-antiplasmin, with slight interference from alpha-2-macroglobulin.

Specimen Required
Draw blood in a light blue sodium citrate tube. See appendices for coagulation test collection instructions. Send 1.0 mL plasma (0.5 mL minimum) frozen in a screw-capped plastic vial. CRITICAL FROZEN.

Rejection Criteria
Gross hemolysis, gross lipemia

Methodology
Chromogenic

Stability
Room temperature: Unacceptable; Refrigerated: Unacceptable; Frozen: 14 days

Reference Range
Adults:   80-140%  
Normal, full-term and premature infants may have midly decreased levels (>or= 50%) which reach adult levels within <or= 90 days postnatal.

Performed
Monday-Friday

Turnaround Time4-5 days
Test CodeAL2PS
CPT-4 Code (s)
85410
LOINC Codes
27810-1

Warde
Medical
Laboratory