FIBRINOGEN

Mnemonic

FIB

Specimen Collection Requirements

Collect

Whole Blood or Plasma, one light blue (3.2% Buffered Sodium Citrate) top tube

Handling

For detailed collection and handling see Coagulation Specimen Collection Guidelines.

Preferred Volume

Two 1.0 mL aliquots

Minimum Volume

One 1.0 mL aliquot

Transport

Ambient (20-28°C)

Rejection Criteria

Clotted samples, samples collected in containers other than 3.2% Buffered Sodium Citrate, tubes filled less than 90%, samples from patients with a Hematocrit greater than 55%, hemolyzed samples due to ex-vivo causes (i.e., difficult draw, poor sample draw), whole blood samples that were frozen before processing

Stability

WHOLE BLOOD Ambient: 4 hours PLASMA: Ambient: 4 hours; Frozen: -20°C 2 weeks, -70°C 6 months

Testing Information

Performed

7 days/week

Method

Clotting

Referral Lab

Samaritan Health Services Laboratories

Reference Values

Reference Values

200-440 mg/dL

Critical Values

≤ 100 mg/dL

CPT Codes

85384

Last Updated: Thursday, January 5, 2017 03:42:11 AM