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Also known as: Factor I; Fibrinogen Activity; Functional Fibrinogen; Fibrinogen Antigen; Plasma Fibrinogen; Hypofibrinogenemia Test
Formal name: Fibrinogen Activity and Fibrinogen Antigen Assays

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