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Preparation of Platelet Poor Plasma for Special Coagulation Testing


Slide 8

October 2008

If the plasma appears red tinged instead of amber, your specimen is hemolyzed. A common cause of hemolysis is a traumatic venipuncture. Hemolyzed specimens are prone because of the live cells and excess tissue thromboplastin present in the specimen. If possible, redraw the patient.



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