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Name of Test
Plasminogen
Alternate Names
Plasminogen
SoftLab Order Code
PLAS
Epic Order Name
PLASMINOGEN, REF LAB LC 117713
Epic Order ID
LAB1125
Laboratory
RefLab
Sample Type
Plasma
Collection Container
Blue Top (Sodium Citrate - Light blue)
Collecting Volume
4.0 ml
Minimum Collecting Volume
2.0 ml
Storage or Stability
Frozen
Causes For Rejection
Severe hemolysis; improper labeling; clotted specimen; specimen diluted with I.V. fluids; samples thawed in transit; improper sample type; sample out of stability
Patient Preparation
Ideally the patient should not be on anticoagulant therapy. Avoid warfarin (Coumadin(R)) therapy for two weeks prior to the test and heparin, direct Xa and thrombin inhibitor therapies for about three days prior to testing. Do not drawfrom an arm with a h
Instructions
If the patient's hematocrit exeeds 55%, the volume of citrate in the collection tube must be adjusted. Refer to Coagulation Collection Procedures for directions.
 
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