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

Monday through Friday

Analytic Time Defines the amount of time it takes the laboratory to setup and perform the test. This is defined in number of days. The shortest interval of time expressed is "same day/1 day," which means the results may be available the same day that the sample is received in the testing laboratory. One day means results are available 1 day after the sample is received in the laboratory.

1 hour

Maximum Laboratory Time Defines the maximum time from specimen receipt at Mayo Clinic Laboratories until the release of the test result

4 days

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