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`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.

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