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Plasminogen Activator Inhibitor

Centralized Core Laboratory - Mayo Clinic Laboratories : Send Out

Test ID :
PAI-1
Test Workstation :
MAYO
Specimen Type:
Blood
Tube Type:
Blue top (sodium citrate) tube
Collection Volume:
2.7 mL (minimum 1.8mL) - properly filled tube. Must use appropriate sodium citrate tube based on volume of blood drawn(1.8mL or 2.7mL)
Cause for Rejection:
Gross hemolysis, Gross lipemia, Gross icterus
Storage:
Frozen
Availability:
Sent to reference lab
Methodology:
Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay (ELISA)
Special Instructions:
3.2% sodium citrate is the preferred anticoagulant. 1. Spin down, remove plasma and spin plasma again Freeze specimen immediately at < or = 40C, if possible Note: Double centrifuged specimen is critical for accurate results as platelet contamination may cause spurious results. If collected at an offsite location, send by a STAT Courier to Hospital lab
Lab/Phone:
330-543-8418
TAT:
7-12 days
Additional Info:
Reference range: 3.0-72.0 ng/mL
CPT Code:
85415

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