Fibrinogen FIB

Method(s) Clauss
Specimen Required
Collect

One adequately filled 3.0 mL light blue (sodium citrate) top tube.

Transport

**TIME SENSITIVE** For specimens that cannot be shipped to the laboratory to arrive within 4 hours of collection, see Collection and Processing of Coagulation Specimens information (link below).

Remarks

Draw blood into the citrate tube (light blue cap) filled to the proper level (1 part anticoagulant to 9 parts blood). Invert tube 3-4 times to avoid clotting.

Stability Ambient; Refrigerated: 4 hours; Frozen: 2 weeks
Unacceptable Conditions

Specimens that are clotted, hemolyzed, collected in the wrong tube, less than 90% filled, exceed stability limits or non-frozen plasma are unacceptable for testing.

Schedule Daily-24 hours per day
Billing Code 4010046
CPTCode 85384
Preferred Specimen Collection Device(s)
Reference Interval

150-450 mg/dL

No Appointment Necessary
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