Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and coronary artery disease (CAD) are associated with increased PAI-1 levels. Elevated PAI-1 levels may help predict risk of reinfarction in survivors of myocardial infarction, particularly in young individuals. PAI-1 levels tend to be higher in individuals with the 4G/4G genotype.
Interpretive report provided.
Genetic testing by PCR provides exceptionally high sensitivity and specificity. Incorrect genotyping results can be caused by rare polymorphisms in primer binding sites. This assay analyzes only the PAI 4G/5G locus and does not measure genetic abnormalities elsewhere in the genome.
6 - 14 days
- PAI-1 Locus 4G/5G
- 4G/5G Genotyping
- PAI-1 Polymorphism
Collect specimen in a lavender top or a yellow top (ACD) tube. Refrigerate and send intact specimen.
Test sent to Mayo Medical Laboratories, performed by Esoterix Coagulation.