This test measures the time it takes for the earlobe to stop bleeding after a vascular (blood vessel) wound is created with a blood lancet. It is performed in preoperative patients receiving anticoagulants or with suspected coagulation disorders.
Fibrinogen is one of several proteins in the body referred to as clotting factors. These work together to form blood clots and stop bleeding when your body’s tissues or blood vessels are damaged. Fibrinogen testing helps evaluate and monitor symptoms like excessive bleeding or abnormal blockages in veins or arteries.