Ordering Recommendation

• Screen for plasminogen deficiency.
• Not a first-line test for diagnosing inherited thrombotic or bleeding disorders.

Mnemonic
PLG
Methodology

Chromogenic Assay

Performed

Mon, Wed, Fri

Reported

1-4 days

New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
Collect

Lt. blue (sodium citrate). Refer to Specimen Handling at aruplab.com for hemostasis/thrombosis specimen handling guidelines.

Specimen Preparation

Transfer 1 mL platelet-poor plasma to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.5 mL)

Storage/Transport Temperature

CRITICAL FROZEN. Separate specimens must be submitted when multiple tests are ordered.

Unacceptable Conditions

Serum. EDTA plasma, clotted or hemolyzed specimens.

Remarks
Stability

Ambient: 4 hours; Refrigerated: Unacceptable; Frozen: at -20°C: 3 months; at -70° C: 6 months

Reference Interval

71-144%

Interpretive Data



Compliance Category

FDA

Note
Hotline History
N/A
CPT Codes

85420

Components
Component Test Code* Component Chart Name LOINC
0030190 Plasminogen Activity 28660-9
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Aliases
  • Plasminogen, Functional
  • Plasminogen, Functional, Plasma
Plasminogen Activity