Kenya Medical Laboratory Tests
Fibrinogen (quantitative) Test in Kenya
Brief DescriptionThis test is used to evaluate the levels of fibrinogen in the blood (hyper-/hypo-fibrinogenaemia). It is a screening and diagnostic test for clotting disorders. It is also used to monitor the progress of treatment.
SynonymsFactor I activity test.
Patient PreparationThe physician will enquire about any medication that the patient may be taking prior to the test.
Sample TypeWhole blood/plasma
Sample volume2.7 mL
Sample collection ContainerSodium citrate tube (blue top)
Sample collection instructionsSample should be mixed gently immediately after collection"," for proper mixing of blood with the anticoagulant.
Sample storageIn case of intended delays in testing"," the sample should be centrifuged for 10min and plasma separ
Reference range7 months to 16 years: 180?383 mg/dL "," ?17 years: 193?507 mg/dL
Results Turnaround2-4 days after sample collection.
Diseases / Diagnostic IndicatorsAbnormal fibrinogen levels could be caused by underlying diseases including and not limited to: liver disease"," disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC) inherited fibrinogen disorders and acquired fibrinogen disorders.