Reagents, Hematology, Coagulation, Screening, Thrombin Time
Definition : Hematology reagents used in screening tests to determine the time required for thrombin to convert fibrinogen to an insoluble fibrin clot. Fibrin formation is triggered by the addition of thrombin to the specimen, therefore bypassing prior steps in the coagulation cascade. This test does not measure deficiencies in the intrinsic or extrinsic pathways of coagulation; the test is only intended to qualitatively measure the level of fibrinogen and/or circulating anticoagulants (e.g., heparin, plasmin).
Entry Terms : "TT (Thrombin Time) Determination Reagents" , "Thrombin Time (TT) Determination Reagents"
UMDC code : 19722