Fibrinogen
Label Mnemonic: FIBG
Epic Lab Code: LAB314
Downtime Form: A-1a General Laboratory Requisition
Hemostasis/Thrombosis
6240 RCP
356-3573
Specimen(s):
Specimen Instructions:
Must be drawn swiftly with a clean venipuncture (no hematoma). Time drawn must be indicated.
Collection Medium:
Light Blue top tube 1.8 mL (Na Citrate)
Minimum:
Full draw; 1.8 mL light blue top (mix well). Tube must be at least 90% full.
Rejection Criteria:
Short drawn tube, clot, traumatic tap (excessive hemolysis).
Testing Schedule:
24 hrs/day, 7 days a week, including holidays.
Turn Around Time:
1 hour (upon receipt in laboratory)
Reference Range:
180-400 mg/dL

Critical value: <80 mg/dL
Comments:
Fibrinogen may be performed on the same collection tube as Activated Partial Thromboplastin time (aPTT) and Prothrombin Time (PT).
Methodology:
Activity by optical clot detection.
CPT Code:
85384