Weltmann serum coagulation test

Weltmann serum coagulation test

An obsolete test in which serum was boiled and precipitated with calcium chloride, and the protein semi-quantified based on the size of the precipitate; the finding of a "coagulation" band in the solution was considered characteristic of cirrhosis and tuberculosis, and its size thought to have prognosis value.
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