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Plasminogen Activity


Name Method Department Units
Plasminogen Activity Chromogenic assay
Send Out %

Specimen Requirements

Platelet poor plasma

Container Type Container Size Specimen Volume

Blue plastic tube (Citrate)

2.7 mL 1 mL

Room temperature - 4 hour(s)
Frozen - 3 month(s)

Specimen Preparation

  • Plasma must be platelet free
  • Transport to laboratory as soon as possible
  • Do not refrigerate

Reasons for Rejection

  • Over or under filled tube
  • Clotted specimen
  • Wrong collection tube
  • Not frozen within specified time frame
  • Hemolyzed specimen


When collecting the whole blood please refer to the collection instructions provided with the tubes. The samples must be filled to the appropriate line, that is above the minimum fill line and below the maximum fill line, for the test to be viable. 

CPT Code

  • 85420