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Test Code SQ FIBR, EPIC LAB314 Fibrinogen, Plasma

Methodology

Clauss Mechanical Clot

Performing Laboratory

Meriter Laboratories

Specimen Requirements

Reference ranges are based on 3.2% sodium citrate anticoagulant.

 

Specimen must arrive within 8 hours of draw.

 

Submit only 1 of the following specimens:

 

Specimen Type: Whole blood

Container/Tube: Light-blue top (3.2% sodium citrate)

Specimen Volume: 2.7 mL

Collection Instructions:

1. It is imperative that tube be completely filled.

2. Ratio of blood to anticoagulant is critical for valid results.

 

Specimen Type: Plasma

Container/Tube: Light-blue top (3.2% sodium citrate)

Specimen Volume: 1.5 mL

Collection Instructions:

1. It is imperative that tube be completely filled.

2. Ratio of blood to anticoagulant is critical for valid results.

Additional Information: If specimen will not arrive within 8 hours, freeze plasma at -20° C.

Specimen Transport Temperature

Refrigerated/Ambient <8 hours OK/Frozen OK

Reference Values

170-410 mg/dL

Day(s) Test Set Up

Monday through Sunday

Specimen Requirements Additional Information


Specimen Stability:Frozen specimen is stable for 2 weeks at -20° C.

Test Classification and CPT Coding

85384