Test Name: Fibrinogen
Health Link Test Code: GM1320
LIS Test Code: FIBR
CPT Code(s): 85384
Methodology: Photo-Optical Clot Detection
Days Performed: Daily, 24 hours.
In-Lab Turnaround Time: 4 hours.
Stat In-Lab Turnaround Time: 1 hour.
Collection Container: Light blue top (3.2% NaCitrate)
The venipuncture MUST be atraumatic to avoid hemolysis and contamination with tissue factors and platelets. Tube MUST be allowed to fill up to "fill" line indicated on tube.
If unable to collect 1.8 ml tube (pediatrics only) please call UWHC Coagulation Laboratory at (608) 263-9617 or UWHC Special Coagulation Lab at (608) 263-5005 for alternate tube and instructions.
Collection Volume: 3.5 mL
Pediatric Collection Volume: 1.8 mL
24 hours if left unspun; 8 hours spun and opened
2 weeks at -20°C; 6 months at -70°C
Sample Analyzed: Plasma
Testing Volume: 0.5 mL
Pediatric Testing Volume: 0.5 mL
Centrifuge specimen to yield platelet poor plasma (platelet count should be less than 10K/uL). Separate plasma and transfer to plastic tube or vial. Freeze plasma at -20°C or below.
Transport whole blood specimen to UWHC Hospital Laboratory within 24 hours of collection. Otherwise, transport frozen plasma aliquot on dry ice to laboratory.
Grossly hemolyzed specimens, clotted specimens, partially filled tubes and whole blood specimens greater than 24 hours old when received by the laboratory are not acceptable.
0 days and up: 200-400 mg/dL
Interpretation Type: Reference Interval
Critical Calls: yes