Fibrinogen Degradation Product

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Fibrinogen Degradation Products test is a blood test used to detect the presence of fibrin degradation products that are produced by the actions of plasmin. It is also commonly known as FDP.

What is Fibrinogen Degradation Products?

Fibrinogen Degradation Products is a blood test tested to clarify significance of the test for the diagnosis of fibrinogenolysis and fibrinolysis.  It is used to evaluate condition associated with abnormal fibrinolytic and fibrinogenolytic activity. It is used to check Disseminated Intravascular Coagulations (DIC).

Why is Fibrinogen Degradation Products suggested?

Fibrinogen Degradation Products is suggested if a person adopts symptoms like:

  • Abnormal bleeding
  • Reduced urine output
  • Severe abdominal and muscle pain
  • Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation, Deep Vein Thrombosis and Pulmonary Embolism.

How is Fibrinogen Degradation Products performed?

Fibrinogen Degradation Products is performed by:

  • Taking blood samples to test based on a staphylococcal clumping.
  • A rapid slide test is performed called latex coated particle.
  • Other tests like TRCHII, Flocculation, Immunodiffusion, Anticoagulantassay and urine tests can also be performed.

What parameters are measured in Fibrinogen Degradation Products?

The parameters measured in Fibrinogen Degradation Products tests include:

  • Sensitivity of the test is measured.
  • Fibrinogen is measured in plasma by a radioimmuno assay directed to a neoantigenic site on Fibrinogen degradation when it is degraded by plasmin.

Preparations before Fibrinogen Degradation Products

Before the test doctor may recommend to

  • Fast till the test and take glucose or juice.
  • Informing about your medications.

Post-care after Fibrinogen Degradation Products

After this test the patient requires to

  • Drink plenty of water and get rested.
  • Follow the doctor medications.
  • If the fibrinogen is abnormal take further tests.

Sample types in Fibrinogen Degradation Products

For taking the Fibrinogen Degradation Products test you may need  

  • Blood sample
  • Urine sample

Side effects/risks of Fibrinogen Degradation Products

There are no major side effects of  Fibrinogen Degradation Products test however these thing can happen

  • Pain in the arm after taking blood sample
  • False-positive results can come sometimes.

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