LabCorp Test

Protein C Antigen Plasma Test

Quick Overview

Confirmation and characterization of protein C deficiency.

Test #080465


Availability: In stock

Also Known As Protein C Immunologic
Preparation No fasting required. Avoid warfarin (Coumadin) therapy for two weeks and heparin therapy two days prior to the test. Check with physician before stopping any medications.
Test Results 2-3 days. May take longer based on weather, holiday or lab delays.

Protein C deficiency is a disorder of blood clotting. People with this condition have an increased risk of developing abnormal blood clots.

Individuals with mild protein C deficiency are at risk of a type of clot called a deep vein thrombosis (DVT) that occurs in the deep veins of the arms or legs. If a DVT travels through the bloodstream and lodges in the lungs, it can cause a life-threatening clot known as a pulmonary embolism (PE). Other factors can raise the risk of abnormal blood clots in people with mild protein C deficiency. These factors include increasing age, surgery, immobility, or pregnancy. The combination of protein C deficiency and other inherited disorders of blood clotting can also influence risk. Most people with mild protein C deficiency never develop abnormal blood clots, however.

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