7238 Fibrinogen

Specimen Type Specimen Stability Reference Range
Citrated Plasma 12 Months 175 - 425 mg/dL

Specimen Requirements

Specimen Type: Citrated Plasma
Container: 1 Light Blue Top Tube
Temperature: Frozen
Preferred Vol: 1.00 mL
Min Vol: 0.50 mL

Method

CLOT DET

Schedule

Wednesday & Friday

Turn-Around Time

Send-Out

Instructions/Notes

STRICT FROZEN. Separate Plasma and Freeze within 1 hour of collection.

Clinical Utility

In dysfibrinogenemia, clotting activity may be lower than indicated by the fibrinogen concentration because the fibrinogen is not fully functional. The Clotting Assay is also useful in determining the availability of substrate for clot formation.

CPT Codes

85384

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