- Patient Preparation
- Lavender (EDTA), pink (K2EDTA), or yellow (ACD Solution A or B).
- Specimen Preparation
- Transport 3 mL whole blood. (Min: 1 mL)
- Storage/Transport Temperature
- Unacceptable Conditions
- Ambient: 72 hours; Refrigerated: 1 week; Frozen: Unacceptable
Characteristics: The 4G allele within in the promoter region of the PAI-1 (SERPINE1) gene is associated with higher plasma PAI-1 activity when compared with the 5G allele. Heterozygosity or homozygosity for the 4G allele confers a risk for venous thromboembolism (VTE), especially in individuals with other thrombophilic risk factors, as well as a risk for myocardial infarction.
Frequency of the 4G Allele: Caucasian 0.52, Hispanic 0.38, African-American 0.13-0.28.
Variant Tested: The PAI-1 promoter 4G/5G polymorphism located in the promoter region of the SERPINE1 gene. NM_000602.3(SERPINE1) c.-817dupG (from start of translation).
Inheritance: Autosomal dominant.
Clinical sensitivity: Unknown.
Methodology: Polymerase chain reaction and fluorescence monitoring.
Analytical Sensitivity and Specificity: 99 percent.
Limitations: Variants in the PAI-1 (SERPINE1) gene, other than the 4G/5G polymorphism, are not evaluated. Diagnostic errors can occur due to rare sequence variations.
Counseling and informed consent are recommended for genetic testing. Consent forms are available online.
|Component Test Code*||Component Chart Name||LOINC|
- Plasminogen Activator
- PT PCR
- Thrombotic risk panel