Analyzers, Laboratory, Hematology, Coagulation
Definition : Laboratory hematology analyzers used to detect abnormalities in the process of complete normal blood clotting. Most of these analyzers determine prothrombin, activated partial thromboplastin, and thrombin times; they also perform fibrinogen, chromogenic, and coagulation factor assays. These analyzers typically use photometric electrical impedance or electromagnetic techniques to detect changes in the sample when the clot forms. Blood coagulation analyzers are used to detect clotting-deficiency-related-diseases (e.g., hemophilia, impaired liver function) and to monitor the effects of drugs (e.g., heparin, warfarin) and of blood components therapy.
Entry Terms : "Coagulation Timers" , "Timers, Coagulation" , "Thrombometers" , "Coagulation Analyzers"
UMDC code : 15552