Textarin | definition of textarin by Medical dictionary
textarin (tĕks′tăr-ĭn) [Fm. (Pseudonaja) textilis, a species name]
A serine proteinase that activates thrombin and causes bleeding. It is present in the venom of the Australian eastern brown snake. Purified textarin is used in laboratory assays to determine the presence of lupus anticoagulants.
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a) Prolongation of coagulation tests which dependent phospholipid (activated partial thromboplastin time, kaolin clotting time, diluted Russel's viper venom time, diluted prothrombin time, textarin
The detection of LAC via the combination of PL-dependent and -independent tests, such as textarin
and ecarin clotting times, is not recommended.