Understand Your Test

Fibrinogen

Formal Name

 

Fibrinogen Activity and Fibrinogen Antigen Assays

 

Why Get Tested?

As part of an investigation of a possible bleeding disorder or blood clot (thrombotic episode), particularly to evaluate the level and function of fibrinogen; sometimes used to help evaluate your risk of developing cardiovascular disease.

When To Get Tested?

When you have bleeding or thrombotic episodes; when a PTand/or PTT test is prolonged; when you have a relative with a hereditary fibrinogen deficiency or abnormality; when your health care provider wants additional information to help evaluate your risk of developing heart disease.