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Abstracts for Venous Thromboembolism, Free Paper Session, Thursday 17 September 10.30–11.15, Pippard Lecture Theatre
Gel point and fractal microstructure of incipient blood clots are significant new markers of haemostasis
  1. P. A. Evans,
  2. N. Thirumalai,
  3. R. Morris,
  4. K. Hawkins,
  5. R. Munro,
  6. L. Wakeman,
  7. M. Lawrence,
  8. A. Beddal,
  9. P. Williams
  1. Morriston Hospital

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    Introduction

    We have investigated the hypothesis that, in whole blood, the incipient clot formed at the gel point (GP) is characterised by a fractal microstructure1 2 and that this could be detected in healthy and anticoagulated blood. We compared the gel time (GT) required to form the incipient clot …

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