oa South African Medical Journal - A serial dilution protamine sulphate test for detecting fibrin degradation products

Volume 47, Issue 7
  • ISSN : 0256-9574
  • E-ISSN: 2078-5135



The protamine sulphate test used in this series, detects only fibrin monomers and fibrin degradation products (fdp), i.e. fragments containing the Xo segment of fibrinogen and fibrin breakdown. It is sensitive to low levels of each, but is insensitive to fibrinogen degradation products (FDP).

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