Item Value
Test name Temporarily unavailable as of 11/21/2011
Plasminogen Activator Inhibitor -1 Activity
Available Stat? No
Turn around times Test set up 2x per week. Turnaround 6-8 days
Performed by Quest
Patient Preparation Morning sample after fasting is required.
Normal range
≥ 18 year old males 2.0-47.1 IU/mL
≥ 18 year old females 2.0-40.7 IU/mL
Container type Blue top filled to full extent of vacuum
Amount to Collect 2.7 mL blood
Collection Instructions 1. Check the expiration date on the label of the blue top vacutainer before drawing the patient.

2. For blood collection in a sodium citrate blue top, the tube must be filled to above the Minimum Fill Indicator on the tube. It is crucial to wait and allow the tube to stop filling before removing it from the needle.

3. With use of a butterfly needle, draw about 1 cc using a separate blue top to remove air from tubing, discard the first tube and then draw a second blue top tube filled to the full extent of the vacuum.

4. Tubes should not be filled past the Maximum Fill dashed line by either using a syringe or removing the tube cap.

The venipuncture must be clean, with no trauma. The first 5 mL of blood drawn from a patient should not be used for coagulation testing. If drawn through an indwelling catheter, flush with 5 mL of saline and discard the first 5 mL of blood collected before collecting the specimen for coagulation testing.

Blood should not be collected from heparinized lines.
Sample type Citrated plasma

If you have additional questions regarding this test, please call: 415-353-1667