S. A. LEVINSON, M.D., F.A.C.P.; R. I. KLEIN, M.D.
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In this report we wish to call attention to a nonspecific laboratory test which merits consideration and which we believe is often of more value than the sedimentation rate. This test, which is known as Weltmann's serum-coagulation reaction or the coagulation band of the serum, was proposed in 1930, and has attracted much favorable comment in Europe, although it has not received sufficient trial in this country. Weltmann1 showed that by this reaction one could distinguish between exudative processes on the one hand and fibrotic processes or parenchymal liver damage on the other. Furthermore, the test is roughly quantitative
LEVINSON SA, KLEIN RI. THE VALUE OF THE WELTMANN SERUM COAGULATION REACTION AS A LABORATORY DIAGNOSTIC AID; COMPARISON WITH THE SEDIMENTATION RATE1. Ann Intern Med. ;12:1948–1967. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-12-12-1948
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1939;12(12):1948-1967.
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