Tissue Plasminogen Activator Antigen

CERNER / EPIC MNEMONIC:

TPA AG

POE DESCRIPTION:

TPA Ag

CPT CODE:

85415-90

CDM NUMBER:

3181185

TURNAROUND TIME:

5-7 working days

CONTAINER TYPE:

Blue (citrate) top

COLLECTION:

See Section Specimen Collection Guidelines - Coagulation Specimens

SPECIMEN REQUIREMENTS:

4.5 mL blood (1 mL citrated platelet poor plasma)

REJECTION CRITERIA:

Specimen hemolyzed

HCT >55%

MINIMUM VOLUME:

3.5 mL blood (0.3 mL citrated platelet poor plasma).  Completely fill up pediatric tube.

REFERENCE RANGE:

See Specialty Labs - Search Test Code S51388

METHODOLOGY:

EIA

TEST SYNONYM(S):TPA Antigen