Alpha 2 Antiplasmin

Plasmin is a fibrinolytic enzyme responsible for the remodeling of the fibrin thrombus. It does this by binding fibrin together with Factor XIIIa, making the clot more difficult to lyse. The inactivator of plasmin is Alpha 2 Antiplasmin which is synthesized in liver. It inhibits plasmin from binding to fibrin.
Interpretation:If there is Alpha 2 Plasmin inhibitor in blood, this leads to a resistency to fibrin clot lysis, that is mediated by plasmin. Low values are not significant.
Sample: Arm vein plasma (Citrate). Nonfasting
Working day: Monday
Result Time: One month (Consult the laboratory)