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why do we use heparin as a karyotyping anticoagulant?

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Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
34 years experience Pediatrics
It stops clotting...: ...Without damaging or killing blood cells.
Answered on Oct 24, 2012

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Dr. George Klauber
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To prevent clotting: This avoids blood cells sticking together.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
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See below: Read the section on "Mechanism of Action" http://atvb.ahajournals.org/content/21/7/1094.full
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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Prevent clots: Heparin prevents the blood from clotting.
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Dr. Michael Dugan
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Low molecular weith: Heparin is used as an anticoagulant. In low doses the intent is to prevent clotting. In full dose it is used to treat an established clot. If is gi ... Read More

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