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Overview of Plasminogen Activator Inhibitor-1
What is Plasminogen Activator Inhibitor-1?
The Plasminogen Activator Inhibitor-1 (PAI-1) test is performed to keep a check on the PAI-1 protein as high PAI-1 depresses fibrionolytic activity which leads to an increased probability of venous and arterial thrombosis. On the other hand, deficiency of PAI-1 can lead to excessive bleeding due to any injury.
The sample type collected for Plasminogen Activator Inhibitor-1 is: Blood
Preparation for Plasminogen Activator Inhibitor-1
- Do not eat or drink anything other than water for 8-12 hours before the test.
Why Get Tested for Plasminogen Activator Inhibitor-1?
PAI-1 deficiency causes excessive bleeding due to any injury or physical trauma. If left undetected, the PAI-1 level may reduce even further and that can even prove to be fatal in the worst case.
What Results of Plasminogen Activator Inhibitor-1 mean?
The normal PAI-1 range is 2-15 AU/mL.
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