from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A protease that converts prothrombin to thrombin in the early stages of blood clotting. Also called thrombokinase.
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- n. A protease that converts prothrombin to thrombin during the clotting of blood
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- n. an enzyme liberated from blood platelets that converts prothrombin into thrombin as blood starts to clot
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Clotting studies, such as prothrombin time (PT) and partial thromboplastin time (PTT): These tests measure the time it takes for blood to clot.
Still the lab was able to ascertain through the blood samples that the partial thromboplastin time was prolonged, yet both the prothrombin time and platelet count were normal.
A blood-clotting test known as the activated partial thromboplastin time is often used to screen for the lupus anticoagulant.
When blood is shed they rapidly disintegrate and form granular masses, setting free prothrombin and the substance called by Howell thromboplastin.
VIBATIV does not interfere with coagulation, but does interfere with certain tests used to monitor coagulation such as prothrombin time, international normalized ratio, activated partial thromboplastin time, activated clotting time, and coagulation based factor Xa tests.
Altered skin perfusion, reduced urine output alterations in coagulation parameters, increases D-dimers, low protein C, low antithrombin, increased prothrombin time/activated partial thromboplastin time unexplained alterations in mental status
The study looked for associations between half a million genetic markers and time taken for blood to clot, measured by a test called activated partial thromboplastin time (aPTT).
Activated partial thromboplastin time correlated much more poorly with anti-factor Xa results, the researchers said.
Samples were tested with Hemonox, a standard assay for activated partial thromboplastin time, and the lab assay for anti-factor Xa activity.