The most important inhibitor to plasmin, α2-antiplasmin prevents plasmin action on fibrin during fibrinolysis.
Blood should be collected in a blue-top tube containing 3.2% buffered sodium citrate.
Citrated plasma samples should be prepared by double centrifugation.
80 - 150 %
Decreased levels may lead to easy bruising, epistaxis, hematuria, menorrhagia, hemarthrosis, and bleeding after trauma or surgery.