Fibrinogen is the final coagulation protein in the clotting cascade.The conversion of fibrinogen to fibrin by thrombin eventually forms the cross linked gel to physically block the damaged blood vessel. A routine coagulation screen includes a derived (calculated) fibrinogen level. This is based on the turbidity of the blood clot obtained when a prothrombin time is performed.
|Tube||05 (CP) - Citrate|
|Additional Information||Maximum acceptable time for add-on derived fibrinogen test = 24 hours|
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|Collection Con||Citrate tube must be filled to the fill line.
Instructions for Lab Staff: Standard lab processing- No special requirements.
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