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Fibrinogen

Laboratory : Hematology

Test ID/Workstation :
FBG MACG1
Specimen Type:
Blood
Tube Type:
Lt Blue top (sodium citrate) tube
Collection Volume:
2.7 mL (minimum 1.8 mL) Must use appropriate sodium citrate tube based on volume of blood drawn (1.8 mL or 2.7 mL tube)
Cause for Rejection:
Sample hemolyzed, clotted, diluted with IV fluid; contaminated with heparin; improperly filled; received 1 hr after drawn
Storage:
Ambient
Availability:
Daily, 24 hours; STAT
Methodology:
Optical Light Scatter Detection Clotting Assay (Clauss)
Special Instructions:
Indicate clearly if a specimen has been drawn from an arterial line or from a line that has been rinsed with heparin. Please indicate if the patient is currently receiving anticoagulant therapy. For offsite locations, call a STAT courier for specimen to be delivered to laboratory. Specimen is only stable for 1 hour.
Lab/Phone:
330-746-9623
TAT:
4 hours
Additional Info:
Reference range: 170-410 mg/dL
CPT Code:
85384
Synonyms:
Clottable Fibrinogen; Factor I