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Test Compendium


Test Code

  • 6133

Test Synonym

  • Plasminogen Antigenic

Minimum Volume

  • 1 mL

Specimen Requirements

  • Plasma


  • Transfer Tube- Frozen- Plasma, Transfer Tube- Plasma, Light Blue Top Tube


  • Frozen

Turn Around Time

  • 5 days

CPT Codes

  • 85421
    *The CPT codes provided are based on AMA guidelines and are provided for informational purposes only. CPT coding is the responsibility of the billing entity. Please direct any questions regarding the CPT coding to the payer being billed.

Special Instructions

  • 2 mL Frozen Citrated Plasma

Additional Information

  • Blood should be collected in a blue-top tube containing 3.2% buffered sodium citrate.[1] Evacuated collection tube must be filled to completion to ensure a proper blood to anticoagulant ratio.[2,3] The sample should be mixed immediately by gentle inversion at least six times to ensure adequate mixing of the anticoagulant with the blood. A discard tube is not required prior to collection of coagulation samples.[4,5] When noncitrate tubes are collected for other tests, collect sterile and nonadditive (red-top) tubes prior to citrate (blue-top) tubes. Any tube containing an alternate anticoagulant should be collected after the blue-top tube. Serum gel tubes and serum tubes with clot initiators should also be collected after the citrate tubes. Centrifuge and (using a transfer pipette) carefully remove the plasma without disturbing the cells. Transfer the plasma into a plastic transport tube with screw cap. It is recommended to freeze immediately and maintain frozen until tested. To avoid delays in turn- around time when requesting multiple tests on frozen samples, please submit separate frozen specimens for each test requested.

Specimen Stability

  • Stability: Room Temp - unstable, Refrigerated up to 8 days, Frozen - stable