Protein C Antigen Plasma Test

Protein C Antigen Plasma Test

Quick Overview

Confirmation and characterization of protein C deficiency.

Test #080465


Availability: In stock

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 Type Blood
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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