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Test Directory / Fibrinogen (Clauss Fibrinogen)

Fibrinogen (Clauss Fibrinogen)

Citrated Plasma

TestFibrinogen (Clauss Fibrinogen)
Common AbbreviationsFIB:C
ProfileCoagulation Screen
Clinical IndicationScreening test for secondary haemostasis. Abnormal results may suggest factor deficiency
Specimen TypeBlood
Sample TypeCitrated Plasma
Minimum Volume1 x 3mL (adult) 1 x 1mL (paed) (citrated plasma must be filled to bottle line)
Special PrecautionsMust state if patient is on anticoagulants (DOAC, Warfarin, Heparin); known coagulation disorders; clincal symptoms (bleeding, bruising).
Stability4-6 hours
Turnaround Time1 hour (urgent) 3 hours (routine)
LaboratoryYork & Scarborough Hospital
Reference IntervalReference range printed on final report.
LimitationsHaemolysis, gross lipaemia, high haematocrit may interfere with measurement
Additional Information
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