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Plasminogen

Laboratory:
Referred Test
Test Code:
PLASMI
Specimen types:
Plasma
Container types:
Sodium CitrateSodium Citrate
Collection Instructions:
Transport specimen at Room Temperature to lab

Do not use 1 ml citrate tubes.

Fill tube to label and mix by inversion

Minimum Adult Volume:
4 mL
Notes:

Not covered by HIC.  Out of pocket expense to paitient.  Approximate cost $50.00 per test

Frequency:
Fortnightly
Result Turnaround Time:
8 weeks
Reference Interval:

Plasminogen: 75 - 140%

Laboratory Use Only
Storage Instructions:

Specimens for Plasminogen assays kept at room temperature, should be centrifuged and tested within 4 hours of time of collection.

If testing is not complete within 4 hours, plasma should be removed from the cells (2 X 1 mL Eppendorf tubes) and frozen at -20 C for up to 2 weeks or -70 C for up to 6 months.

A frost-free freezer should not be used.

External Laboratory:
Austin Pathology
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