Days Set Up
Wednesday
Analytic Time

8 hours

MiChart Code
Protein C Antigen, Total
Soft Order Code
PCAG

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Synonyms

PCAG
PROTEIN C ANTIGEN

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Test Overview

Test Methodology

ELISA

Test Usage

Used to identify and quantitate a Protein C defect or deficiency in those patients subject to recurrent venous thrombosis or pulmonary emboli.

Reference Range

60 - 120%

* Reference ranges may change over time. Please refer to the original patient report when evaluating results.

Specimen Requirements

Collection Instructions

Collect specimen in a blue top (citrate 3.2%) tube. Mix by inversion. Specimen should arrive at lab within 3 hours of collection; transport at room temperature. Alternatively, centrifuge, aliquot plasma into a plastic vial, and freeze the specimen within 4 hours of collection. Transport frozen specimen on dry ice. Collection of the blood through lines that have been previously flushed with heparin should be avoided. If the blood must be drawn through a VAD (vascular access device), the line should be flushed with 5 mL of saline and the first 5 mL of blood or six dead space volumes of the VAD discarded.

Blue Top Tube
Normal Volume
Full 2.7mL tube or 1mL plasma aliquot
Minimum Volume
Full 1.8mL tube or 1mL plasma aliquot

Billing Information

CPT Code
85302
Pro Fee Code
 
Insurance Auth Info
 
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As the reference laboratory division of Michigan Medicine's Department of Pathology, MLabs shares the institution's commitment to applying established quality principles to clinical laboratory testing. Like other large organizations in complex, consequential fields, we rely on an established approach to monitor quality throughout the testing process.