Fibrinogen Activity Test
Fibrinogen helps blood clot. Fibrinogen is an acute phase reactant, meaning that fibrinogen concentrations may rise sharply in any condition or situation that causes inflammation. Elevated concentrations of fibrinogen are not specific — they do not tell the doctor the cause or location of the disturbance. Usually these elevations in the fibrinogen blood level are temporary, returning to normal after the underlying condition has been resolved. High levels of fibrinogen can promote heart disease. Low levels and promote internal bleeding and is seen the those who bruise easily.
What’s Being Tested:
- Fibrinogen Activity
Hemoglobin A1C Test
Monitor blood sugar with HbA1C The hemoglobin A1C test (also known as HbA1C) is used to show the long-term changes in blood sugar. When blood sugar is elevated over a long period of time, a sugary coating called glycosylated hemoglobin develops over the surface of the red blood cell. As more of the oxygen-carrying hemoglobin is coated, it can decrease the cell’s ability to transport oxygen. Hemoglobin A1C can be used to monitor blood sugar therapy. As daily blood sugar improves and stabilizes, Hemoglobin A1C levels should improve also. How Often Should My Hemoglobin A1C Levels Be Tested? The lifespan of red blood cells is approximately 120 days, therefore, it has been recommended to retest Hemoglobin A1C every 2-3 months. What’s being tested:
- Hemoglobin A1C (HbA1C)
- This test cannot be collected in NY, NJ, MA, and RI. Contact us with questions.
D-Dimer Blood Test for COVID-19
As your body dissolves clotted blood, it released small pieces called D-Dimer. With blood clotting disorders, D-Dimer can be elevated in the blood. Clotting disorders can be very dangerous so consult with your treating physician. The D-Dimer blood test can help you and your doctor investigates clotting disorders such as:
- Pulmonary Embolism (PE)
- Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
- Disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC)
- COVID-19 infection-related clotting
What’s Being Tested:
- D-Dimer, Quantitaive Blood Test