Test Catalog

Test ID: SOLFM    
Soluble Fibrin Monomer, Plasma

Method Description Describes how the test is performed and provides a method-specific reference

This assay is based on the change in turbidity of a microparticle suspension that is measured by photometry. A suspension of latex microparticles, coated by covalent bonding with monoclonal antibodies specific for fibrin monomers, is mixed with the plasma to be assayed. An antigen-antibody reaction takes place, leading to an agglutination of the latex microparticles, which induces an increase in turbidity of the reaction medium. This increase in turbidity is reflected by an increase in absorbance, the latter being measured photometrically. The increase in absorbance is a function of the soluble fibrin monomer complex (SFMC) level present in the test sample.(Package insert: STA-Liatest FM Package Insert. Diagnostica Stago, Inc, December 2009)

PDF Report Indicates whether the report includes an additional document with charts, images or other enriched information


Day(s) Performed Outlines the days the test is performed. This field reflects the day that the sample must be in the testing laboratory to begin the testing process and includes any specimen preparation and processing time before the test is performed. Some tests are listed as continuously performed, which means that assays are performed multiple times during the day.

Monday through Friday

Report Available The interval of time (receipt of sample at Mayo Clinic Laboratories to results available) taking into account standard setup days and weekends. The first day is the time that it typically takes for a result to be available. The last day is the time it might take, accounting for any necessary repeated testing.

1 hour to 4 days

Performing Laboratory Location Indicates the location of the laboratory that performs the test