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Protein C activity or protein C functional; protein C antigen.
To assess coagulation function and assist in diagnosis of disorders such as thrombosis related to protein C deficiency.
There are no food, fluid, or activity restrictions unless by medical direction. Patients should discontinue warfarin therapy for 2 wk prior to specimen collection, as ordered. Specimen collection should not be performed sooner than 10 days following a thrombotic or clotting event.
Values are significantly reduced in children because of liver immaturity. Levels rise to approximately 50% to 70% of adult levels by age 5 yr and reach adult levels by age 16 yr.
|Protein C Activity or Functional Protein C (Method: Clot Detection)||Protein C Antigen (Method: Enzyme Immunoassay)|
Critical Findings and Potential Interventions
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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 October 24, 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 October 24]. Available from: https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Davis-Lab-and-Diagnostic-Tests/425198/all/Protein_C.
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