Item Value
Test name Plasminogen Antigen
Available Stat? No
Turn around times Test run Tuesday and Friday mornings. Turnaround: 3-7 days.
Performed by Quest
Patient Preparation An 8 hour fast before specimen collection is required.
Normal range 8-14 mg/dL
Container type Blue top filled to full extent of vacuum, Lavender top
Amount to Collect 2.7 mL blood
Collection Instructions 1. Check the expiration date on the label of the blue top vacutainer before drawing the patient.

2. For blood collection in a sodium citrate blue top, the tube must be filled to above the Minimum Fill Indicator on the tube. It is crucial to wait and allow the tube to stop filling before removing it from the needle.

3. With use of a butterfly needle, draw about 1 cc using a separate blue top to remove air from tubing, discard the first tube and then draw a second blue top tube filled to the full extent of the vacuum.

4. Tubes should not be filled past the Maximum Fill dashed line by either using a syringe or removing the tube cap.
Sample type Citrated plasma (EDTA plasma acceptable)

If you have additional questions regarding this test, please call: 415-353-1667