Haemostasis pp 227-240 | Cite as

Light Transmission Aggregometry

  • Juan Pablo Frontroth
Part of the Methods in Molecular Biology book series (MIMB, volume 992)


Laboratory testing of platelet function is essential for the diagnosis of several congenital and acquired platelet disorders. Moreover, it is increasingly being utilized to monitor the efficacy of antiplatelet therapy. Light transmission platelet aggregation is the most useful in vitro test of platelet function currently available, and it is still the gold standard to detect platelet disorders and to initiate a more precise characterization.

Key words

Platelet aggregation Light transmission aggregometry Platelet function testing Turbidimetric aggregation assays 


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© Humana Press 2013

Authors and Affiliations

  • Juan Pablo Frontroth
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  1. 1.Laboratorio de Hemostasia y TrombosisHospital de Pediatría, “Prof. Dr. Juan P. Garrahan”Buenos AiresArgentina

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