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To assess thrombolytic disorders such as disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC) and monitor thrombolytic therapy.
Plasma collected in a completely filled blue-top (3.2% sodium citrate) tube. If the patient’s hematocrit exceeds 55%, the volume of citrate in the collection tube must be adjusted.
(Method: Chromogenic substrate for plasminogen activity and nephelometric for plasminogen antigen)
|Plasminogen activity||80%–100% of normal|
|Plasminogen antigen||7.5–15.5 mg/dL|
|Plasminogen activity in newborns is half of adult ranges.|
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Bladh, Mickey Lynn., and Anne M. Van Leeuwen. "Plasminogen." Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests, 7th ed., F.A. Davis Company, 2017. Nursing Central, nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Davis-Lab-and-Diagnostic-Tests/425033/all/Plasminogen.
Bladh ML, Van Leeuwen AM. Plasminogen. Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests. 7th ed. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Davis-Lab-and-Diagnostic-Tests/425033/all/Plasminogen. Accessed April 19, 2019.
Bladh, M. L., & Van Leeuwen, A. M. (2017). Plasminogen. In Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests. Available from https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Davis-Lab-and-Diagnostic-Tests/425033/all/Plasminogen
Bladh ML, Van Leeuwen AM. Plasminogen [Internet]. In: Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. [cited 2019 April 19]. Available from: https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Davis-Lab-and-Diagnostic-Tests/425033/all/Plasminogen.
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