Fibrinogen Degradation Products (FDP) [458X]

Test Code
2063

CPT Codes
85362

Preferred Specimen
1 mL platelet-poor citrated plasma collected in a 3.2% sodium citrate (light blue-top) tube

Minimum Volume
0.5 mL

Instructions
Please note: Specimens collected in soybean thrombin or in other tubes yielding serum are not acceptable for this assay. Shipping room temperature is unacceptable. Transport frozen samples on dry ice.

General Drawing Instructions: Refer to Quest Diagnostics Nichols Institute Directory of Services under Specimen Collection section, Coagulation Testing, for further information on specimen processing.

Transport Container
Plastic screw-cap vial

Transport Temperature
Frozen (-70°C)

Specimen Stability
Room temperature: Unacceptable
Refrigerated: 48 hours
Frozen (-70°C): 30 days

Methodology
Latex Agglutination

Setup Schedule
Set up: Mon-Sat night; Report available: Next day

Reference Range
<5 mcg/mL

Clinical Significance
Screening test to aid in diagnosis of disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC) and acute occlusive vascular disease.



Performing Laboratory
Quest Diagnostics Nichols Institute
14225 Newbrook Drive
Chantilly, VA 20153




The CPT Codes provided in this document are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only. CPT coding is the sole responsibility of the billing party. Please direct any questions regarding coding to the payor being billed. Any Profile/panel component may be ordered separately. Reflex tests are performed at an additional charge.