About Tissue plasminogen activator
What is tissue plasminogen activator?
Tissue plasminogen activator is (tPA) is an enzyme found in endothelial cells of blood vessels. It plays an important role in the breakdown of blood clots, facilitating the reaction which activates plasminogen and forms plasmin.
Plasmin is responsible for degrading several blood proteins, including fibrin in fibrin-based blood clots.
This process is essential for the regulation of blood clotting. Deficiency in tPA is associated with deep vein thrombosis and cardiovascular disease. Administration of tPA produced in a laboratory can be used as a treatment of blood clots, heart attack and stroke patients.
Why take the test?
This test measures the level of tPA antigen in the blood. It is typically used in conjunction with other tests to diagnose unexplained clotting and bleeding.
Tissue Plasminogen Activator
How it works
Order your kit
Just order a test online and get your kit delivered right to you door. Your kit contains everything you need for the test.
Take your test and post
Follow our simple instructions to take your sample and post back the enclosed prepaid envelope to our accredited lab for processing. We also offer home or workplace visits by a qualified nurse.
Get results directly to your dashboard
You will receive an email notification from our medical team when your results are available on your secure personalised health dashboard.
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