Tests of global haemostasis and their applications in bleeding disorders.

  title={Tests of global haemostasis and their applications in bleeding disorders.},
  author={S C Nair and Y Dargaud and Meera B Chitlur and Alok Srivastava},
  journal={Haemophilia : the official journal of the World Federation of Hemophilia},
  volume={16 Suppl 5},
SUMMARY There is a potential for significant paradigm shift in the assessment of haemostasis from the conventional plasma recalcification times, such as prothrombin time (PT) and activated partial thromboplastin time (APTT), which correspond to artificially created compartments of haemostasis to tests that assess the entire process in a more physiological and holistic manner. These include the thrombin generation test, thromboelastogram and the clot wave form analysis. While these tests have… CONTINUE READING
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