TABLE 4:

Comparison of thromboelastography results utilising protocol 9 and frozen thromboplastin from 2015 (stored at −80°C for one year; n=12) and frozen thromboplastin from 2016 (n=11)

ThromboplastinTimeR (minutes)K (minutes)α angle (°)MA (mm)LY30 (%)
2016 (n=11)Mean2.230.881.4945.020.02
sd0.270.002.0371.480.06
2015 (n=12)Mean2.310.8083.2148.370.00
sd0.450.001.462.010.00
Analysis of variance P value0.501.00.260.170.69
  • A single pooled batch of citrated plasma (from 4 green turtles) was used to perform all TEG analyses.

  • α angle, clot formation rate; K, clot formation time; LY30, percentage of clot lysed after 30 minutes; MA, maximum amplitude (clot strength); R, reaction time; TEG, thromboelastography.