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Plasminogen Activator Inhibitor 1, Activity

Mnemonic:    [PAI]
Name:    Plasminogen Activator Inhibitor 1, Activity
Specimen:    1.5 mL plasma from a FULL sodium citrate Blue top tube. Allow tube to fill to proper capacity. Mix immediately by gentle inversion 4 times. Collect specimen between 8 AM and 12 PM.

The sample must be centrifuged immediately in a precalibrated, authorized centrifuge. The sample must be doubly spun to insure that it is platelet poor plasma. We recommend that patients be sent to the outpatient phlebotomy lab, so the samples can be processed appropriately.
Minimum Spec:    1 mL
Transport Temp:    FREEZE
Spec Stability:    Stable 1 hour ambient
Ref Lab/Code:    ARUP 0098781
  Method:    Bioimmunoassay
Processing Info:    Give samples to coagulation tech to be double spun in the calibrated centrifuge.

Each coagulation test sample must be separately frozen. Send separate specimens when multiple tests are ordered.