Benign FGB (148Lys→Asn, and 448Arg→Lys), and novel causative γ211Tyr→His mutation distinguished by time of flight mass spectrometry in a family with hypofibrinogenaemia.

We describe a novel procedure for the direct analysis of plasma fibrinogen by HPLC time of flight (TOF) mass spectrometry and apply it to the investigation of a family with hypofibrinogenaemia. Electrospray TOF analysis provided much higher resolution than was possible with our previous quadrupole analyser and revealed three different mass changes within… CONTINUE READING