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kaolin clotting time


Definition: a sensitive test of platelet-poor plasma for detecting lupus anticoagulants in mixtures of plasma taken from patients and from control groups; kaolin initiates clotting through the contact factors and subsequently involves other factors in the intrinsic pathway of coagulation.

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