Protein C Activity, Plasma
Method Description Describes how the test is performed and provides a method-specific reference
This Protein C activity assay is performed using the HemosIL Protein C kit on the Beckman Coulter ACL TOP. Protein C in plasma is activated by a specific enzyme (Protein C activator) from copperhead snake venom (Agkistrodon contortrix contortrix). The amount of activated protein C is determined by the rate of hydrolysis of the chromogenic substrate, S-2366 (pyroGlu Pro-Arg-pNA-HCL). The pNA release is measured kinetically at 405 nm and is directly proportional to the protein C level in the plasma.(Package insert: HemosIL Protein C, Instrumentation Laboratory, Bedford, MA, 12/2008)
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