APSM - Overview: Alpha-2 Plasmin Inhibitor, Plasma

Test Catalog

Test Name

Test ID: APSM    
Alpha-2 Plasmin Inhibitor, Plasma

Useful For Suggests clinical disorders or settings where the test may be helpful

Diagnosing congenital alpha-2 plasmin inhibitor deficiencies (rare)


Providing a more complete assessment of disseminated intravascular coagulation, intravascular coagulation and fibrinolysis, or hyperfibrinolysis (primary fibrinolysis), when measured in conjunction with fibrinogen, fibrin D-dimer, fibrin degradation products, soluble fibrin monomer complex, and plasminogen


Evaluating liver disease


Evaluating the effects of fibrinolytic or antifibrinolytic therapy

Special Instructions and Forms Library of PDFs including pertinent information and consent forms, specimen collection and preparation information, test algorithms, and other information pertinent to test

Method Name A short description of the method used to perform the test

Hydrolysis of Synthetic Chromogenic Substrate, Colorimetric End point
Includes measurement of the function of antiplasmin, mostly alpha-2-antiplasmin, with slight interference
from alpha-2-macroglobulin.

NY State Approved Indicates the status of NY State approval and if the test is orderable for NY State clients.


Reporting Name A shorter or abbreviated version of the Published Name for a test; an abbreviated test name

Alpha-2 Plasmin Inhibitor, P

Aliases Lists additional common names for a test, as an aid in searching

Alpha 2 Antiplasmin
Alpha-2 Proteinase Inhibitor
Antiplasmin - Off hours order 399
Antiplasmin, Functional, Plasma
Functional Antiplasmin
Plasmin Inhibitor