• Determine quantity of tissue plasminogen ( tPA) in plasma.
• May be helpful in detecting disorders of the fibrinolytic system.
• Not a first-line test for diagnosing inherited thrombotic or bleeding disorders.
Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay
Lt. blue (sodium citrate). Refer to Specimen Handling at aruplab.com for hemostasis/thrombosis specimen handling guidelines.
Separate plasma from cells and freeze ASAP. Transfer 1 mL platelet-poor plasma to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.5 mL)
CRITICAL FROZEN. Separate specimens must be submitted when multiple tests are ordered.
Serum, EDTA plasma, clotted or hemolyzed specimens.
Ambient: 4 hours; Refrigerated: Unacceptable; Frozen: 2 months
Effective October 6, 2014
No compliance statements are in use for this test.
|Component Test Code*||Component Chart Name||LOINC|
|0099187||Tissue Plasminogen Activator Antigen||5971-7|
- TPA Antigen