Prothrombin test

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prothrombin test

A quantitative test for prothrombin in the blood based on the clotting time of oxalated blood plasma in the presence of thromboplastin and calcium chloride; measures the integrity of the extrinsic and common pathways of coagulation.

See: prothrombin time.

Synonym: quick's method, quick's test.

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