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Primary Name Fibrinogen Functional Assay
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Contraction Fg
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UAB Procedure Number 2500171
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Specimen Collect one (1) blue-stopper tube (3.2% sodium citrate), filled to specified volume. Do not underfill or overfill.

Specimen Management Centrifuge blue-stopper tube within one (1) hour of collection, separate plasma and test or quick-freeze at -70°C.
Specimen Accepted Daily including weekends
Test Performed Daily
Available Stat? Yes
Description Fibrinogen levels are decreased in disseminated intravascular coagulation and in liver disease. Further, in liver disease, abnormal fibrinogen, called dysfibrinogenemia, is common. Chronically elevated fibrinogen confers an increased risk of arterial thrombosis.
Reference Interval 220-498 mg/dL
Critical Value < 60 mg/dL
Therapeutic Range --
Follow-up Test Fibrinogen assay is often performed with the D-dimer, PT, APTT, and platelet count in the diagnosis of disseminated intravascular coagulation and liver disease.
Associated With Bleeding disorders
Associated With Disseminated intravascular coagulation
Associated With Liver disease
Associated With Arterial thrombosis
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