Specimen Requirements

Title

FIBRINOGEN ACTIVITY (FUNCTIONAL)

Specimen Requirement

Collect lt blue (sodium citrate). Refer to Coagulation Instructions. Transfer 1mL plasma to transport tube and indicate “plasma/lt blue” on tube; freeze immediately.

Contact lab for dry ice for shipment.

Methodology

Stability

Frozen 1 month

Reference Range

By report*

Turnaround

Within 24 hours Performed Sun-Sat

Clinical Use

Useful in the diagnosis of homozygous and heterozygous fibrinogen deficiency as well as dysfibrinogenemia. Used in the diagnosis of disseminated intravascular coagulation. Fibrinogen levels can be used to assess the effectiveness of thrombolytic therapy.

Test Code

FIBRI