Russell viper venom clotting time


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Rus·sell vi·per ven·om clot·ting time

(rŭs'ĕl),
a clotting time determination performed on citrated platelet-poor plasma using Russell viper venom as an activating agent. This allows activation of factor X directly without the need for other coagulation factors and is used to confirm factor X defects.

Rus·sell vi·per ven·om clot·ting time

(rŭs'ĕl vī'pĕr ven'ŏm klot'ing tīm)
A clotting time determination performed on citrated platelet-poor plasma using this snake's venom as an activating agent; allows activation of factor X directly without the need for other coagulation factors and is used to confirm factor X defects.