plasma & serum

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plasma & serum

Post by ress » Fri Jul 21, 2006 6:22 am

hi everyone
what is the difference between plasma & serum? I am very much confused about it :?

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Post by SU_reptile » Fri Jul 21, 2006 8:56 am

Serum is plasma devoid of clotting factors (fibrynogen). That's the difference . :wink:

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Post by arul » Fri Jul 21, 2006 9:04 am

thats right !
plasma is the liquid component of blood, in which the blood cells are suspended.
Serum is the same as blood plasma except that clotting factors (such as fibrin) have been removed.
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