Plasminogen and Tissue Plasminogen Activator Antigen
Profibrinolysin, PMG, tissue plasminogen activator antigen, tPA antigen.
To assess thrombolytic disorders such as rapidly developing disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC), assess thrombotic or slowly developing DIC, and monitor thrombolytic therapy.
There are no food, fluid, activity, or medication restrictions unless by medical direction.
Method: Chromogenic for plasminogen activity and enzyme-linked immunosorbent for plasminogen activator antigen.
|Plasminogen activity||70%–150% of normal|
|Plasminogen (tPA) antigen||Less than 15 ng/mL|
|Plasminogen activity in newborns is half of adult ranges.|
Critical Findings and Potential Interventions
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