Geisinger Medical Laboratories/Geisinger Proven Diagnostics Test Catalog

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PLASMINOGEN ACTIVATOR INHIBITOR (PAI-1) ANTIGEN

ORDERING INFORMATION:
Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: LAB2855         Geisinger Epic ID: 39189

SPECIMEN COLLECTION
Specimen type:
Citrated plasma
Preferred collection container:
Specimen required:
1 mL frozen citrated plasma; minimum 0.3 mL

SPECIMEN PROCESSING
Specimen processing instructions:
Spin down, remove plasma, and spin plasma again. Aliquot into clean tube. Freeze specimen immediately at ≤ -40° C, if possible. 
Transport temperature:
Frozen
Specimen stability:
Frozen -20°C: 30 days. Frozen -70°C: 1 year.
Rejection criteria:
Specimen not frozen. Gross hemolysis. Grossly lipemic.

TEST DETAILS
Reference interval:
See laboratory report.
CPT code(s):
85415
Note: The billing party has sole responsibility for CPT coding.  Any questions regarding coding should be directed to the payer being billed.  The CPT codes provided by GML are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only.
Methodology:
Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay (ELISA)
Synonyms:
PAI, PIA-1, plasma activator inhibitor antigen
Quest test code 93166
PAIAG
Clinical significance:
Increased activity is associated with increased risk of arterial thrombosis, such as with unexplained premature myocardial infarction. As an acute phase reactant, the activity is increased after an acute event. Studies suggest PAI-1 may be a prognostic marker in early stage breast cancer.

Performing Locations

Quest Diagnostics

Technical Lead: Michael Weaver    
Frequency: Set up Thursday a.m. at Mayo. Report available 7-12 days.    
Performed stat? No
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