At a Glance
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 PT and/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
A blood sample drawn from a vein in your arm
Test Preparation Needed?