Platelet functions, normal and abnormal haemostasis, measurement of bleeding time. Vascular integrity. Coagulation factors. Assessment of coagulation time. One stage prothrombin time, "Thrombotest". Thromboplastin generation. Haemophilia state, assay of antihaemophilic factor (VIII), recalcification time. Fibrinolytic activities, rapid demonstration of fibrinogen deficiency. Simple assessment of fibrinolysis. General principles underlying clotting factor assay and measurement of fibrinolytic activity. Platelet substitute solutions. Fibrin plates. Control of anticoagulant therapy.


Level of Study: 500 Level