kaolin cephalin time

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kaolin cephalin time

Abbreviation: KCT, KCCT
A laboratory test to measure the health of the intrinsic pathway of coagulation (the function of clotting factors VII, IX, XI, and XII). When a prolonged kaolin cephalin clotting time does not normalize after the addition of normal plasma, a lupus anticoagulant is present in the blood.
See also: time