Pathology Handbook

Fibrinogen

Synonyms

Fibrinogen, Fib, Clauss assay

Clinical Indications

Suspected low fibrinogen.

Please request Full clotting screen which includes fibrinogen assay.

Request Form 

Request via ICE

Availability

Daily

Specific Criteria

Patient should be bled with minimal stasis

Patient Preparation

Patient should ideally be at rest

Turnaround Time

Same day.

Specimen

Fresh citrated Blood (within 2 hours of collection)

Volume

4.5 ml

Container

Blue capped vacutainer tube

Vacutainer blue top

Collection

Clean venepuncture; sample transported to laboratory immediately after collection

Causes for Rejection

Underfilled, clotted or haemolysed samples

Reference Range

See patient test report