Effects of platelets and platelet-derived material on the activated partial thromboplastin time (Cephotest) coagulation test.

@article{Mendelsohn2005EffectsOP,
  title={Effects of platelets and platelet-derived material on the activated partial thromboplastin time (Cephotest) coagulation test.},
  author={Elliott Mendelsohn and Nils Olav Solum and Frank Brosstad},
  journal={Scandinavian journal of clinical and laboratory investigation},
  year={2005},
  volume={65 4},
  pages={321-32}
}
OBJECTIVE The Cephotest is an activated partial thromboplastin time (APTT) test used to measure the activity of the intrinsic pathway of coagulation. To perform this test, blood is usually centrifuged to obtain plasma that is almost without erythrocytes and leucocytes and with only a minimal amount of platelets. MATERIAL AND METHODS In the present… CONTINUE READING