Article Text


`Thrombocytopenic serum': an artificial factor VIII-deficient reagent
  1. E. Davidson1,
  2. S. Tomlin
  1. Department of Medicine, University of Cambridge


    Thrombocytopenic serum is a simple reagent derived from platelet-poor plasma. The high levels of factor V and `zero' levels of factor VIII in this reagent make it a reliable alternative to haemophilia A plasma in the qualitative and quantitative assessment of factor VIII in the thromboplastin generation test.

    Statistics from


    • 1 Elmore research student.

    Request permissions

    If you wish to reuse any or all of this article please use the link below which will take you to the Copyright Clearance Center’s RightsLink service. You will be able to get a quick price and instant permission to reuse the content in many different ways.