Test code: 461
CPT code(s): 85384
Clinical Significance: Fibrinogen is essential for the formation of a blood clot. Deficiency can produce mile to severe bleeding disorders.
Alternative Name(s): Not applicable
Supply: 38445 Light Blue 4.5mL 3.2% SODIUM CITRATE
Preferred Specimen: One Full Unopened 3.2% Sodium Citrate (Light Blue-Top) Tube
Preferred Volume: 4.5mL
A completely filled tube is necessary because the correct ratio of blood to citrate is critical (9:1). Mix by gentle inversion 3-4 times. Do not uncap.
Instructions: a completely filled tube is necessary because the correct ratio of blood to citrate is critical (9:1). Mix by gentle inversion 5-10 times. Do not uncap. Minimum Volume Ratio of blood to citrate is critical.
Transport Container: 3.2% Sodium Citrate (Light Blue-Top) Tube
Transport Temperature: Room Temperature
Specimen Stability: Room Temperature: 72 Hours - if sample is unspun and vacuum is intact
Reject Criteria: Hemolysis, Clotted, Quantity not sufficient, Out of stability
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