prothrombin test

pro·throm·bin 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.
See also: prothrombin time.
Synonym(s): Quick method, Quick test

pro·throm·bin test

(prō-throm'bin test)
A quantitative test for prothrombin in the blood based on the clotting time of oxalated blood plasma in the presence of thromboplastin and calcium chloride; measures the integrity of the extrinsic and common pathways of coagulation.
See also: prothrombin time
Synonym(s): Quick test.

Quick,

Armand James, U.S. physician, 1894-1978.
Quick method - Synonym(s): prothrombin test
Quick test - Synonym(s): prothrombin test
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