Fibrinogen is ordered, along with other cardiac risk markers such as sensitive CRP, to help determine a patient's overall risk of developing cardiovascular disease.
Clinical details: 
Fibrinogen is produced by the liver and plays key roles in blood clotting and platelet aggregation.
Reference range: 

Desirable level <3.5 mmol/L

Sample type and Volume required: 
Plasma (purple top EDTA or blue top citrate tube).
Turnaround time: 
3 days
Reference Chemistry Laboratory at St Thomas'
0207 188 1264
4th floor, North Wing
St Thomas' Hospital
Westminster Bridge Road
London SE1 7EH
For clinical advice or interpretation of results, please contact the laboratory in the first instance.

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Last updated: 07/08/2015