Routine coagulation molecules predict nasopharyngeal carcinoma and associated metastases.

Conclusions: Routine coagulation indices can predict nasopharygeal carcinoma, with the combination of prothrombin time, APTT and PDW being strongest. The combination of APTT, fibrinogen and FDPs provides a useful score to predict metastases. These indices should be considered in the diagnosis and staging of this disease. PMID: 31210089 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: British Journal of Biomedical Science - Category: Laboratory Medicine Tags: Br J Biomed Sci Source Type: research

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