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General

Synonym/Acronym:
Factor I.

Common Use:
Commonly used to evaluate fibrinolytic activity as well as identify congenital deficiency, disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC), and severe liver disease.

Specimen:
Plasma collected in a completely filled blue-top (3.2% sodium citrate) tube. If the patient’s hematocrit exceeds 55%, the volume of citrate in the collection tube must be adjusted.

Normal Findings:
(Method: Photo-optical clot detection)

AgeConventional UnitsSI Units (Conventional Units × 0.0294)
Newborn200–500 mg/dL5.9–14.7 micromol/L
Adult200–400 mg/dL5.9–11.8 micromol/L
Values are higher in older adults.

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