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Clinical Laboratory Test:
plasma — fibrinogen

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Description

Fibrinogen is a protein found in the blood that helps the body form blood clots. It is acquired from a patient's plasma by a process called coagulation testing. This involves collecting a sample of the patient's blood and placing it in a test tube. The sample is then centrifuged to separate the plasma from the other components of the blood. The plasma is then tested for the presence of fibrinogen. This is done by adding a reagent to the plasma that will cause the fibrinogen to form a clot. The clot is then measured to determine the amount of fibrinogen present in the sample.

Synonyms
  • factor I
Other Sample Sources for This Test
Some Diseases Associated with an Abnormal Fibrinogen
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