TABLE 36-2
Common Tests of Hemostatic Function
Component Measured
Test Name
Plasma Coagulation Factors—Fibrinolytic System Components
(c o n tin u e d )
Plasm inogen Activator
Determ ination o f the
TPA reaction with PA I-1,
am ount o f PAI antigen by
Large variability o f
unestablished causes is
observed am ong kits from
different manufacturers
Common Use
Determ ination o f possible
R elease o f PA I-l from platelets
cause o f increased bleeding
tendency in the absence
o f procoagulant factor
deficiency, performed only
in specialized laboratories
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