Serum vs. plasma

fractionationQ. Quick question for you about serum vs. plasma: I wrote in my notes during class that serum is plasma without the clotting factors.  (more…)

What’s up with factor XII?

XIIbHere’s a great coag question from a Path Student reader:

Q. I am wondering why Factor VII deficiency causes significant bleeding problems but Factor XII deficiency does not. (more…)