Fibrinogen Activity Blood Test

Clottable Fibrinogen, Factor 1 Activity


Test Code: 001610
Specimen Type: Blood

Description:

Fibrinogen Activity Blood Test

The Fibrinogen Activity test is done to evaluate the ability of a person's blood to clot.  Fibrinogen is a protein which is essential for allowing blood to clot normally.  Low Fibrinogen levels can lead to excessive and dangerous bleeding.  Higher than normal levels can increase a person's risk for developing blood clots and cardiovascular disease.  Measuring a person's Fibrinogen levels can aid in the diagnosis of Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation (DIC) or Abnormal Fibrinolysis.

A Fibrinogen Activity test is usually ordered when someone has experienced unexplained or prolonged bleeding.  It may also be ordered to follow up abnormal results to a Prothrombin Time (PT) or Partial Thromboplastin Time (PTT) test.  This test may also be used along with other heart health tests to evaluate a person's risk for developing Cardiovascular Disease.

Turnaround time for the Fibrinogen Activity test is typically 1-3 business days.

Note: Result turn around times are an estimate and are not guaranteed. Our reference lab may need additional time due to weather, holidays, confirmation/repeat testing, or equipment maintenance.

Requirements:

The Fibrinogen Activity test has no fasting requirements.

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Fibrinogen Activity Blood Test

Clottable Fibrinogen, Factor 1 Activity


Test Code: 461
Specimen Type: Blood

Description:

Fibrinogen Activity Blood Test

The Fibrinogen Activity test is done to evaluate the ability of a person's blood to clot.  Fibrinogen is a protein which is essential for allowing blood to clot normally.  Low Fibrinogen levels can lead to excessive and dangerous bleeding.  Higher than normal levels can increase a person's risk for developing blood clots and cardiovascular disease.  Measuring a person's Fibrinogen levels can aid in the diagnosis of Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation (DIC) or Abnormal Fibrinolysis.

A Fibrinogen Activity test is usually ordered when someone has experienced unexplained or prolonged bleeding.  It may also be ordered to follow up abnormal results to a Prothrombin Time (PT) or Partial Thromboplastin Time (PTT) test.  This test may also be used along with other heart health tests to evaluate a person's risk for developing Cardiovascular Disease.

Turnaround time for the Fibrinogen Activity test is typically 1-3 business days.

Note: Result turn around times are an estimate and are not guaranteed. Our reference lab may need additional time due to weather, holidays, confirmation/repeat testing, or equipment maintenance.

Requirements:

The Fibrinogen Activity test has no fasting requirements.

Categories: