Diagnosis of fibrinogen deficiency, both congenital and acquired, as well as screen for dysfibrinogenemia. Normal values for reptilase time when thrombin time is prolonged suggests the presence of heparin or a direct thrombin inhibitor.
Lt blue Sodium citrate (NaCit)
The reptilase time measures the rate of fibrin clot formation after the addition of reptilase, a proteolytic enzyme derived from the venom of Bothrops atrox, to citrated plasma.
0.0 - 21.9 sec