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Test ID A2PI Alpha-2 Plasmin Inhibitor, Plasma


Specimen Required


See Coagulation Guidelines for Specimen Handling and Processing in Special Instructions.

 

Specimen Type: Platelet-poor plasma

Collection Container/Tube: Light-blue top (citrate)

Submission Container/Tube: Plastic vial

Specimen Volume: 1 mL

Collection Instructions:

1. Centrifuge, remove plasma, and centrifuge plasma again.

2. Freeze specimen immediately at ≤-40° C, if possible.

Additional Information:

1. Double-centrifuged specimen is critical for accurate results as platelet contamination may cause spurious results.

2. Each coagulation assay requested should have its own vial.


Useful For

Diagnosing congenital alpha-2 plasmin inhibitor deficiencies (rare)

 

Providing a more complete assessment of disseminated intravascular coagulation, intravascular coagulation and fibrinolysis, or hyperfibrinolysis (primary fibrinolysis), when measured in conjunction with fibrinogen, fibrin D-dimer, fibrin degradation products, soluble fibrin monomer complex, and plasminogen

 

Evaluating liver disease

 

Evaluating the effects of fibrinolytic or antifibrinolytic therapy

Method Name

Chromogenic

Reporting Name

Alpha-2 Plasmin Inhibitor, P

Specimen Type

Plasma Na Cit

Specimen Minimum Volume

0.5 mL

Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type Temperature Time Special Container
Plasma Na Cit Frozen 14 days

Reference Values

Adults: 80-140%

Normal, full-term, and premature infants may have mildly decreased levels (≥50%) which reach adult levels ≤ 90 days postnatal.*

*See Pediatric Hemostasis References section in Coagulation Guidelines for Specimen Handling and Processing in Special Instructions.

Day(s) and Time(s) Performed

Monday through Friday; Varies

Performing Laboratory

Mayo Clinic Laboratories in Rochester

Test Classification

This test has been modified from the manufacturer's instructions. Its performance characteristics were determined by Mayo Clinic in a manner consistent with CLIA requirements. This test has not been cleared or approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

CPT Code Information

85410

LOINC Code Information

Test ID Test Order Name Order LOINC Value
A2PI Alpha-2 Plasmin Inhibitor, P 27810-1

 

Result ID Test Result Name Result LOINC Value
A2PI Alpha-2 Plasmin Inhibitor, P 27810-1

NY State Approved

Yes

Forms

If not ordering electronically, complete, print, and send a Coagulation Test Request (T753) with the specimen.