Platelet Aggregation Study
Platelet clumping can be induced by the addition of various aggregation agents (agonists) to platelet rich plasma (PRP). A platelet aggregometer is used to measure the changes in light transmission through PRP upon the addition of the agonist. Light transmission will increase as the platelets aggregate. The responses of patient plasma are compared to those of a normal control. Information about percentage aggregation over time, slope analysis and slope shape with particular agonists can contribute to diagnosis of platelet function disorder.
The normal control must demonstrate a normal response to the agonists used
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Last updated: 07/08/2015