Other coagulation screening tests

Other coagulation screening tests:
Activated clotting time:
• measures time for clot to form (especially during heparin therapy)

Clot retraction time:
• studies function of platelets in clot formation (especially in Glanzmann’s disease)

Coagulation factor assay:
• used to detect the deficiency of one or more coagulation factors in a coagulation disorder

D-dimer test:
• screening test for deep vein thrombosis
• D-dimer is a fragment of fibrin formed as a result of fibrin degradation

Platelet aggregation:
• evaluates platelet function

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