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A 25-year-old female asked:

really scared gp not concerned my fibrinogen derived was 5.4 with cormal rage below 4.7 my aptr was 45.2 normal under 36.5 should i be scared plzzz?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Big picture : Fibrinogen levels flucuate, are often high if you have significant inflammation, and a young woman's levels may rise at the same time each month. I suggest you recheck when in your usual state of health. If the activated partialntheomboplastin time is still up, get checked for anti phospholipid antibody and/or specific factor deficiencies as appropriate.

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