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To assist in the diagnosis of bleeding disorders.
Whole blood collected in a full red-top tube.
(Method: Macroscopic observation of sample) A normal clot, gently separated from the side of the test tube and incubated at 37°C, shrinks to about half of its original size within 1 hr. The result is a firm, cylindrical fibrin clot that contains red blood cells and is sharply demarcated from the clear serum. Complete clot retraction can take 6 to 24 hr.
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Bladh, Mickey Lynn., and Anne M. Van Leeuwen. "Clot Retraction." Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests, 7th ed., F.A. Davis Company, 2017. Nursing Central, nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Davis-Lab-and-Diagnostic-Tests/425356/all/Clot_Retraction.
Bladh ML, Van Leeuwen AM. Clot Retraction. Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests. 7th ed. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Davis-Lab-and-Diagnostic-Tests/425356/all/Clot_Retraction. Accessed April 19, 2019.
Bladh, M. L., & Van Leeuwen, A. M. (2017). Clot Retraction. In Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests. Available from https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Davis-Lab-and-Diagnostic-Tests/425356/all/Clot_Retraction
Bladh ML, Van Leeuwen AM. Clot Retraction [Internet]. In: Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. [cited 2019 April 19]. Available from: https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Davis-Lab-and-Diagnostic-Tests/425356/all/Clot_Retraction.
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