Plasma or serum in therapeutic drug monitoring and clinical toxicology

@article{Uges2005PlasmaOS,
  title={Plasma or serum in therapeutic drug monitoring and clinical toxicology},
  author={Donald R. A. Uges},
  journal={Pharmaceutisch Weekblad},
  year={2005},
  volume={10},
  pages={185-188}
}
  • D. Uges
  • Published 14 October 1988
  • Medicine
  • Pharmaceutisch Weekblad
The relative merits of plasma and serum in blood analysis are reviewed. The expression ‘plasma concentration’ is often used in the literature, although serum samples have been taken. In most cases serum and plasma concentrations of analytes are the same. The choice depends mostly on the policy of the hospital or the availability of the test tubes in the ward. Some of the advantages of plasma over serum are large volume, no delayed clotting, less risk of haemolysis. In addition, the sample is… Expand
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