Coagulation time

Definition

noun

The time it takes for a blood sample to clot or coagulate in vitro, especially through capillary tube method used to diagnose if clotting or coagulating disorders are present.


Supplement

This is especially monitored in individuals with clotting disorders such as those suffering from hemophilia, obstructive jaundice, anemia, leukaemia, some infectious diseases, etc.


Synonym: clotting time


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