Which studies are performed in the diagnosis of a protein C deficiency in hereditary and acquired hypercoagulability?

Updated: Jan 05, 2018
  • Author: Paul Schick, MD; Chief Editor: Srikanth Nagalla, MBBS, MS, FACP  more...
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Answer

Although both functional (amidolytic) and antigen assays for protein C are available, functional (amidolytic) studies should always be performed to diagnose protein C deficiency, because some cases of protein C deficiency may be associated with normal antigen levels. For full discussion, see Protein C Deficiency


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