PIVKA II

Description: 
ELISA method for the determination of undercarboxylated prothrombin
Clinical details: 
Undercarboxylated prothrombin (PIVKA-II) provides a functional marker used alongside vitamin K1 as a marker of vitamin K status. It is also raised in the presence of vitamin K antagonists such as warfarin or rodenticide superwarfarins e.g. difenacoum and can be raised in liver disease.
Reference range: 

17.36-50.90

Synonyms or keywords: 
Undercarboxylated prothrombin
Units: 
mAU/mL
Sample type and Volume required: 
SST
Minimum 0.5mL
Call in advance: 
No
Turnaround time: 
10 days
Special sample instructions: 

Protect from light

Storage and transport: 
Sample must be protected from light, first class post
Contacts:
Nutristasis Unit at St Thomas'
0207188 6815 / 89543
St Thomas' Hospital
North Wing - 4th Floor
Westminster Bridge Road
London SE1 7EH

Laboratory opening times
Monday - Friday 09.00 - 17.00
For clinical advice or interpretation of results, please contact the laboratory in the first instance.

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Last updated: 08/08/2017