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Protein C

Protein C is a topic covered in the Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests.

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General

Synonym/Acronym:
Protein C antigen, protein C functional.

Common Use:
To assess coagulation function and assist in diagnosis of disorders such as thrombosis and protein C deficiency.

Specimen:
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.

Normal Findings:
(Method: Clot detection) 70% to 140% activity. Values are significantly reduced in children because of liver immaturity. Levels rise to approximately 50% of adult levels by age 5 yr and reach adult levels by age 16 yr.

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Citation

Bladh, Mickey Lynn., and Anne M. Van Leeuwen. "Protein C." Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests, 7th ed., F.A. Davis Company, 2017. Nursing Central, nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Davis-Lab-and-Diagnostic-Tests/425198/all/Protein_C.
Bladh ML, Van Leeuwen AM. Protein C. Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests. 7th ed. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Davis-Lab-and-Diagnostic-Tests/425198/all/Protein_C. Accessed April 19, 2019.
Bladh, M. L., & Van Leeuwen, A. M. (2017). Protein C. In Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests. Available from https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Davis-Lab-and-Diagnostic-Tests/425198/all/Protein_C
Bladh ML, Van Leeuwen AM. Protein C [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/425198/all/Protein_C.
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