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Alias Names: Alpha-2-anti-plasmin activity
Methodology: Chromogenic
Edit Date: 8/31/2010
Performed: Varies
Released: 7 days after setup at PeaceHealth Laboratories’ reference lab
CPT Code: 85410-90
Specimen Collection Details
Collection: Two 4.5 mL light blue tubes (sodium citrate).
Handling: Immediately after collection centrifuge and separate platelet-poor plasma into a plastic vial. Freeze.
Standard Volume: 2.5 mL plasma
Minimum Volume: 1 mL plasma
Transport: Frozen on dry ice.
Comments: The most important inhibitor to plasmin, alpha2-antiplasmin prevents plasmin action on fibrin during fibrinolysis. Decreased levels may lead to easy bruising, epistaxis, hematuria, menorrhagia, hemarthrosis, and bleeding after trauma or surgery.
Rejection Criteria: Thawing.

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