Functional Fibrinogen assay

Fibrinogen

Understanding the relative contribution of fibrinogen and platelets to clot strength can provide additional insights into the causes of bleeding. The Functional Fibrinogen assay can help determine if the origin of the coagulopathy is platelets or fibrinogen.

The Functional Fibrinogen assay is a rapid whole blood test which measures the fibrinogen that actually contributes to the structure and strength of the clot. Platelet function is blocked by a potent inhibitor and the resulting MA-FF reflects the fibrin component of the clot.