plasminogen test

plasminogen test

a blood test used to diagnose suspected plasminogen deficiency in patients who present with multiple thromboembolic episodes. Abnormal levels of plasminogen are also characteristic of disseminated intravascular coagulation, primary fibrinolysis, cirrhosis and other severe liver diseases, pregnancy, eclampsia, and some inflammatory conditions.
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Dry chemistry plasminogen test cards were prepared by assembling the test card device and injecting 24 [micro]L of a solution [containing 1500 U/L thrombin, 500 000 U/L tissue plasminogen activator (t-PA), 500 000 U/L urokinase, PIOP, salts, buffers, and stabilizers] into the card chamber, freezing the card/reagent mixture, and lyophilizing the test card to yield the dry chemistry formulation.