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Quick's test I

Alternative eponyms

  • Quick's method
  • Quick's prothrombin determination
  • Quick's thrombin time
  • Quick's value

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A one-step test for the amount of prothrombin present in blood plasma and for determination of prothrombin clotting time.

Description

A one-step test for the amount of prothrombin present in blood plasma and for determination of prothrombin clotting time.

Quick used thromboplastin derived from rabbit brains to prove his assumption that patients with bleeding abnormalities secondary to obstructive jaundice was due to a deficiency of prothrombin.

Bibliography

  • A. J. Quick:
    The prothrombin in hemophilia and in obstructive jaundice.
    Journal of Biological Chemistry, Baltimore, 1935, 109: 73-74.
  • J. Quick, Margaret Stanley-Brown, F. W. Bancroft:
    A study of the coagulation defect in hemophilia and in jaundice.
    American Journal of the Medical Sciences, Thorofare, N.J., 1935, 190: 501-511.

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