Fibrinogen

Supply #38445 Light Blue 4.5mL 3.2% SODIUM CITRATE

Test code: 461

CPT code(s): 85384

Methodology: Photo-optical

Clinical Significance: Fibrinogen is essential for the formation of a blood clot. Deficiency can produce mile to severe bleeding disorders.

Includes: Fibrinogen

Alternative Name(s): Not applicable

Collection Guide: 

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

For additional supply or collection device information, please contact DLO's Customer Service at (800) 891-2917, option 2.

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