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Clotting factor present in both plasma and serum is (AIPG 2007)
Ans. D Factor VII
- Fluid portion of blood (Blood minus cells) is known as plasma and if the whole blood is allowed to clot and the clot is removed, the remaining fluid is called serum.
- Serum has essentially the same composition as plasma except that fibrinogen and clotting factor II, V and VIII have been removed.
- It also has a high serotonin content due to break down of platelets during clotting.
- Tip to remember - vit K dependent factors donot get consumed during clotting except factor II.