The fibrinogen test is used to detect suspected bleeding disorders or abnormal blood clotting. Test also identifies congenital (genetic) problems called afibrinogenemia, disseminated intravascular coagulation, and elevated fibrinolytic activity. An elevated blood level of fibrinogen increases risk for coronary heart disease. Fasting is not required for this test. Take all medications as prescribed.
Special Note: Individuals using oral contraceptives are found to have increased levels.