FIBRINOGEN

Code
200.0800
Name
FIBRINOGEN
Category
None
Department
Coagulation
Start Date
Expiration Date
Synonyms
Fib
CPT Codes
85384
Site
Main Lab
Reference Test
ATLAS Test Code

Specimen Information

Type

Blue, Citrate

Volume

Fill tube to top of label

Transport Info

Refrigerated
24 hour stability
If transport is delayed, centrifuge blue top, transfer plasma to separate plastic tube and Freeze.

Fasting Required?
False
Patient Instructions

Reference Range

230-521mg/dL

Methodology

Clot detection

Clinical Significance

Identify congenital afibrinogenemia, disseminated intravascular coagulation, and fibrinolytic activity.
Dysfibrinogenemias may be associated with bleeding or thrombosis. This may be suspected in patients who have prolonged thrombin or reptilase clotting times, and can be confirmed by measuring simultaneous functional and antigenic fibrinogen values. An antigenic value 65% greater than the functional value is diagnostic of dysfibrinogenemia. Dysfibrinogens may be inherited or acquired in association with liver disease.

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