Non-decalcified barium sulfate-adsorbed plasma. A potentially useful reagent for studying blood clotting, platelets or complement

Thromb Haemost. 1982 Apr 30;47(2):182-4.


Plasma was prepared by rapid centrifugation of native blood followed by adsorption of vitamin K-dependent clotting factors with BaSO4. Compared to fresh citrated plasma, BaSO4-treated plasma contained about 80% of factor V and factor VII and the same concentration of fibrinopeptide A. Assays were also carried out after overnight incubation of citrated plasma and BaSO4-adsorbed plasma with and without added citrate and compared to assays of fresh citrated plasma. Factor V decreased to about 25% in both citrated samples, factor VIII decreased to 45% in both samples of BaSO4-treated plasma, and fibrinopeptide A did not change. Thus loss of factor V activity depended on reduction in divalent cation concentration whereas loss of factor VIII activity may have resulted from effects of early traces of thrombin.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Adsorption
  • Barium Sulfate*
  • Blood Coagulation*
  • Factor V / analysis
  • Factor VIII / analysis
  • Fibrinopeptide A / analysis
  • Humans
  • Indicators and Reagents


  • Indicators and Reagents
  • Fibrinopeptide A
  • Barium Sulfate
  • Factor V
  • Factor VIII