Plasminogen

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Synonym/Acronym:
Profibrinolysin, PMG.

Rationale
To assess thrombolytic disorders such as disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC) and monitor thrombolytic therapy.

Patient Preparation
There are no food, fluid, activity, or medication restrictions unless by medical direction.

Normal Findings
Method: Chromogenic substrate for plasminogen activity and nephelometric for plasminogen antigen.

Plasminogen activity70%–150% of normal
Plasminogen antigen7.5–15.5 mg/dL
Plasminogen activity in newborns is half of adult ranges.

Critical Findings and Potential Interventions
N/A

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