Use of Fibrinopeptide a Measurements in the Diagnosis and Management of Thrombosis

  • H. L. Nossel
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 63)


From the clinical and laboratory point of view, it would be extremely useful to have laboratory tests which could help with the diagnosis of thrombosis. These tests could be divided into those which would diagnose the established lesion and those which would tell the physician that the patient was at a high risk of developing thrombosis — that is, assist in the prediction of thrombosis. From the treatment point of view, it would be most useful to have laboratory tests which would serve as an index of whether the treatment was being effective or not. The most important problem with regard to thrombosis and embolism is of course prevention. The ability to prevent the occurrence of thrombosis and embolism requires the availability of tests which would permit prediction of a high risk of clinical disorder.


Acute Myeloid Leukemia Aortic Aneurysm Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura Fibrinogen Molecule Congenital Hemangioma 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • H. L. Nossel
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  1. 1.Department of MedicineCollege of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia UniversityNew YorkUSA

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