As the primary mediator of endogenous fibrinolysis, elevated tPA levels are strongly associated with an increased risk of arterial vascular disease and have been shown to indicate risk of future myocardial infarction.
3 - 9 days
Collect specimen in blue top (citrate) tube. Draw without tourniquet. Centrifuge, aliquot plasma into a plastic vial and freeze.
Test sent to Mayo Medical Laboratories; performed by Esoterix Coagulation.