Kenya Medical Laboratory Tests

Fibrinogen (quantitative) Test in Kenya

Brief Description

This 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.


Factor I activity test.

Patient Preparation

The physician will enquire about any medication that the patient may be taking prior to the test.

Sample Type

Whole blood/plasma

Sample volume

2.7 mL

Sample collection Container

Sodium citrate tube (blue top)

Sample collection instructions

Sample should be mixed gently immediately after collection"," for proper mixing of blood with the anticoagulant.

Sample storage

In case of intended delays in testing"," the sample should be centrifuged for 10min and plasma separ

Reference range

7 months to 16 years: 180?383 mg/dL "," ?17 years: 193?507 mg/dL

Results Turnaround

2-4 days after sample collection.

Diseases / Diagnostic Indicators

Abnormal 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.