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Test ID: APSM    
Alpha-2 Plasmin Inhibitor, 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 Plasmin Inhibitor Kit on the Beckman Coulter ACL TOP. Patient plasma, containing alpha-2 plasmin inhibitor, is mixed with reagent containing excess plasmin. Plasmin activity in the reagent is rapidly inhibited by alpha-2 plasmin inhibitor. Residual plasmin activity is then measured using an amidolytic activity assay, in which residual plasmin lyses a synthetic chromogenic substrate and subsequently releases paranitroanline (detected at 405 nm) to a level that is inversely proportional to the amount of alpha-2 plasmin inhibitor in the sample.(Teger-Nilsson AC, Friberger P, Gyzander E: Determination of a new rapid plasmin inhibitor in human blood by means of a plasmin specific tripeptide substrate. Scand J Clin Lab Invest 1977;37:403-409)

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; Varies

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

7 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