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Test Name: Plasminogen Activator Inhibitor 1, Activity

Test Code(s): MISC / RMISC

Test Description: Link: http://www.aruplab.com/guides/ug/tests/0098781.jsp

Testing Site: Testing will be sent to an approved reference laboratory.


Specimen Requirements

Patient Preparation: Collect specimen between 8 a.m. and 12 p.m.

Specimen Processing: Centrifuge specimen to yield platelet poor plasma (platelet count should be less than 10 K/uL). Separate plasma and transfer to plastic tube or vial. Freeze plasma within 1 hour of collection at -20C or below.

Specimen Transport: Transport frozen specimen to UWHC Core Laboratory (B4/220) on dry ice.

Stability: Ambient: 1 hour
Refrigerated: Not acceptable
Frozen: 2 months


Interpretation

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