Plasma is the liquid transparent upper fraction obtained after centrifugation of whole blood collected in tubes with different anti-coagulants; EDTA, Li-Heparin or citrate.
Plasma contains a major part of all human proteins and metabolites. Citrate plasma is primarily used for analysis of coagulation factors. Different citrate tubes are used depending on the analysis.
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