The activated partial thromboplastin time of diluted plasma: variability due to the method of fibrin detection.

  • Ian B Johnstone
  • Published 1984 in
    Canadian journal of comparative medicine : Revue…


The purpose of this study was to determine the effects of the dilution of plasma (1/3 in saline) on the kinetics of fibrin generation in the activated partial thromboplastin time (APTT) assay. The diluted APTT is considered to increase the sensitivity of the APTT test however, studies in our laboratory using an electro-optical fibrin detection system failed… (More)


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