Platelet Function Tests and Thrombosis

  • J. R. O’Brien
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 28)


In this review it is proposed first to consider laboratory-tests in general. What are they for? How are they to be judged? The criteria for the diagnosis of thrombosis will be considered and then the functions thought to be involved. Finally some tests preferred by the author will be briefly reviewed against this back-ground information.


Deep Vein Thrombosis Platelet Rich Plasma Bleeding Time Platelet Adhesion Release Mechanism 


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© Plenum Press, New York 1972

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. R. O’Brien
    • 1
  1. 1.Portsmouth and Isle of Wight Area Pathology ServiceUK

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