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Epic Test Code LAB4953 Fibrin/Fibrinogen Degradation Split Products, Plasma

Specimen Type

Plasma

Causes for Rejection

Serum

EDTA plasma

clotted 

hemolyzed specimens. 

Days of Analysis

Sun-Sat

Methodology

Latex Agglutination

Specimen Transport

CRITICAL FROZEN

Turn Around Time

1-2 days

Specimen Stability

Ambient: 8 hours;

Refrigerated: Unacceptable;

Frozen: 1 month at -20°C, 1 year at -70°C. 

Ordering Recommendation

For evaluating coagulopathies (eg, disseminated intravascular coagulation), D-Dimer (0030057) is the preferred test. If FDP testing is being considered, this plasma test, rather than the serum test, is the recommended test.

Specimen Volume

1 mL platelet-poor plasma

Minimum Volume

0.5 mL

Collection Container

Blue Top Tube 

Reference Range

FDP- <5 µg/mL

CPT Code(s)

85362

Additional Codes

ARUP:2006491