Why is platelet-poor plasma important in coagulation testing?


Why is platelet-poor plasma important in coagulation testing?

Components of Blood:

Platelets and plasma are two of the four components of blood. Platelets are small pieces of cytoplasm that clot together on the surface of a wound to stop bleeding. Plasma is the fluid portion of blood that contains the other components. The last two components of blood are red blood cells and white blood cells.

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In order to test a patient's platelet aggregation, the process of coagulation, the platelet concentration must be low enough to provide a detailed...

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Chapter 19 / Lesson 11

Explore PT vs. PTT as blood tests for clotting disorders. Learn about blood clotting in the body, different clotting factor tests, and how to interpret the results.

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