Geisinger Medical Laboratories/Geisinger Proven Diagnostics Test Catalog

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ALPHA 2-ANTIPLASMIN

ORDERING INFORMATION:
Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: LAB1709         Geisinger Epic ID: 19579

SPECIMEN COLLECTION
Specimen type:
Plasma
Preferred collection container:
Specimen required:
1 mL aliquot of plasma; minimum 0.6 mL. Please submit a separate frozen aliquot for this test. It may not be combined with any other test requiring a frozen aliquot.
Special notes:
See Specimen Processing Instructions.

SPECIMEN PROCESSING
Specimen processing instructions:
Centrifuge within one hour of collection. Immediately aliquot specimen into sterile plastic vial. Freeze. Do not thaw. 
Transport temperature:
Frozen.
Specimen stability:
Room Temperature: 8 hours. Refrigerated: 24 hours. Frozen: 2 weeks.
Rejection criteria:
Received room temperature • Received refrigerated • Gross hemolysis • Icterus • Lipemia • Heparin • Hirudin • Paraproteins • Uremia and increased levels of fibrinogen degradation products

TEST DETAILS
CPT code(s):
85410
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.
Test includes:
Alpha 2 antiplasmin assay.
Methodology:
Chromogenic
Synonyms:
A2P, ATIPLASMIN ACT, Quest test code 4953
Clinical significance:
Inhibits the action of plasmin. Inherited deficiency may lead to bruising and bleeding. The test may also be useful in monitoring substitution therapy.

Performing Locations

Quest Diagnostics

Technical Lead: Michael Weaver    
Frequency: Setup: Wednesday, Saturday. Report available: 2-6 days.    
Performed STAT? No
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