The Fibrinolysis Comprehensive Panel test contains 1 test with 8 biomarkers.
An increase in PAI-1 antigen is associated with an increased risk for post-operative venous thrombosis, myocardial infarction, and (probably) stroke. A severe deficiency of alpha-2 antiplasmin or PAI-1 antigen has been associated with bleeding. A shortened euglobulin lysis time correlates with a severe deficiency of alpha-2 antiplasmin or PAI-1 antigen. Elevations in fibrin monomer, fibrinogen degradation products, and D-dimer usually indicate vascular thrombosis (mainly venous) but are also associated with malignancy and infection. Conversely, a normal D-dimer and/or negative fibrin monomer suggests the absence of deep venous thrombosis and pulmonary emboli. Marked reduction in plasminogen has been associated with a prothrombotic state, and an elevated TPA level is a risk marker of coronary artery disease.