|Sample Requirement||Turnaround Time|
|Sodium citrate or EDTA||Same working day|
Fibrinogen is an acute-phase reactive protein, which increases in response to inflammation and tissue damage. This assay may help with diagnosis and prognosis in cases of internal abscessation, chronic infectious or parasitic disease and in cases of exercise induced pulmonary haemorrhage (EIPH). When measured serially with serum amyloid A the kinetics of the inflammatory response can often be determined and this can be very helpful when monitoring response to treatment.
Fibrinogen is a very useful test to help diagnose and monitor the response to treatment for a number of pyogenic conditions in foals and yearlings, e.g. Rh equi and Strep.equi.
Most accurate results are obtained by direct coagulometry on a sodium citrate blood sample (blue-topped Vacutainer or green-topped Monovette). The test can also be performed on EDTA samples if required.
|Adult Non-Thoroughbred Horses||0.3-3.9|
|Neonatal Thoroughbred Foals (24-48hrs old)||0.5-3.9|
|Older Thoroughbred Foals (approx. 3 weeks old)||1.5-4.2|
|Yearling Thoroughbred Horses||2.7-4.4|
|Two-Year-Old Thoroughbred Horses in Training||1.5-2.3|
|Three-Year-Old Thoroughbred Horses in Training||1.4-2.3|
|Adult Thoroughbred Horses at Stud||1.5-3.3|