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Test Code MMP9 Matrix Metalloproteinase-9

Performing Laboratory

LabCorp-Esoterix Coagulation, Inc.


Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA)

Reference Values

0−983 ng/mL


Results for this test are for research purposes only by the assay's manufacturer. The performance characteristics of this product have not been established. Results should not be used as a diagnostic procedure without confirmation of the diagnosis by another medically established diagnostic product or procedure.

Test Classification and CPT Coding


Physician Office Specimen Requirements

Container/Tube: Gold Top Tube

Specimen: 1 mL serum ( 0.5 mL min)

Transport Temperature: Frozen serum.

Stability: Stable at room Temperature 30 minutes.- MUST FREEZE

Used For

MMP-9 is a marker of inflammation, tissue remodeling, wound healing, and mobilization of tissue-bound growth factors and cytokines. Its expression correlates with abnormal collagen deposition accompanying pancreatic cancer, with lymph node metastasis in breast cancer and with regional vessel invasion by giant cell tumor or bone. MMP-9 contributes to the pathogenesis of numerous clinical disease states, including rheumatic arthritis, coronary artery disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, multiple sclerosis, asthma, and cancer. Current research is exploring the role of this enzyme as a potential drug target.

Computer Interface Code

PDM #  1759239