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Medical Term:

prothrombin test


a quantitative test for prothrombin in the blood based on the clotting time of blood plasma in the presence of thromboplastin and calcium chloride; measures the integrity of the extrinsic and common pathways of coagulation.

Synonym(s): Quick method, Quick test

See Also: prothrombin time

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