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Test ID: PSGN    
Plasminogen Activity, Plasma

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Method Description Describes how the test is performed and provides a method-specific reference

This assay is performed using the HemosIL Plasminogen Kit on the Beckman Coulter ACL TOP. The method is an automated chromogenic assay in which an excess of streptokinase (SK) in the presence of fibrinogen is added to sample plasma containing plasminogen. A plasminogen-streptokinase complex is formed. The complex catalyzes the splitting of p-nitroaniline (pNA) from the substrate S-2403 pyroGlu-Phe-Lys-pNAHCl. Under these conditions the enzymatic activity of the complex is not inhibited by plasma inhibitors. The rate at which the pNA is released is measured kinetically at 405 nm and is directly proportional to the plasminogen level in the test specimen. The concentration of plasminogen is calculated from a standard curve prepared from reference plasma dilutions.(Friberger P, Knos M: Plasminogen determination in human plasma. In Chromogenic Peptide Substrates: Chemistry and Clinical Usage. Edited by Edinburgh. Churchill Livingstone, 1979, pp 128-140)

Supplemental Report Indicates whether the report includes an additional document with charts, images or other enriched information

No

Day(s) and Time(s) Test Performed Outlines the days and times the test is performed. This field reflects the day and time the sample must be in the testing laboratory to begin the testing process and includes any specimen preparation and processing time required before the test is performed. Some tests are listed as continuously performed, which means assays are performed several times during the day.

Monday through Friday

Analytic Time Defines the amount of time it takes the laboratory to setup and perform the test. This is defined in number of days. The shortest interval of time expressed is "same day/1 day," which means the results may be available the same day that the sample is received in the testing laboratory. One day means results are available 1 day after the sample is received in the laboratory.

1 day

Maximum Laboratory Time Defines the maximum time from specimen receipt at Mayo Medical Laboratories until the release of the test result

3 days

Specimen Retention Time Outlines the length of time after testing that a specimen is kept in the laboratory before it is discarded

7 days

Performing Laboratory Location The location of the laboratory that performs the test

Rochester