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  1. doe anyone know thw difference between serum versus plasma?



    thank you i really appreciate eveyone help !!!


    kathynursing,
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  3. by   nurse4theplanet
    Quote from kathynursing
    doe anyone know thw difference between serum versus plasma?



    thank you i really appreciate eveyone help !!!


    kathynursing,
    serum has no clotting factors in it ...hence the clot at the bottom of the tube leaving a straw colored liquid on top. Plasma has the clotting factors in it and the blood does not clot in the tube.
  4. by   dbsn00
    Serum is like plasma except fibrinogen & other clotting factors are no longer present...hope that helps!

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