TITLE

THE 125I LABELED FIBRINOGEN TEST IN THE DIAGNOSIS OF DEEP VEIN THROMBOPHLEBITIS

AUTHOR(S)
Covey, Thomas H.; Sherman, Laurence
PUB. DATE
March 1975
SOURCE
Angiology;Mar1975, Vol. 26 Issue 3, p289
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The 125I fibrinogen uptake test is a highly sensitive indicator of early thrombophlebitis involving the deep veins of the calf and lower thigh. It is objective, accurate and reproducible in the hands of a trained technician. It has minimal risk, if proper precautions are taken (particularly in the selection of donors) and can be used at the bedside for daily monitoring with no discomfort to the patient. These characteristics make the 125I fibrinogen uptake test an extremely valuable tool for prospective study of hospitalized patients to determine the natural history of deep vein thrombosis, its prevention and treatment.
ACCESSION #
16508201

 

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