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Commonly used to evaluate fibrinolytic activity as well as identify congenital deficiency, disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC), and severe liver disease.
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.
(Method: Photo-optical clot detection)
|Age||Conventional Units||SI Units (Conventional Units × 0.0294)|
|Newborn||200–500 mg/dL||5.9–14.7 micromol/L|
|Adult||200–400 mg/dL||5.9–11.8 micromol/L|
|Values are higher in older adults.|