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What is the difference between plasma and serum

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A key difference between plasma and serum is that plasma is liquid, and serum is fluid. While most of the components are the same for both plasma and serum, plasma contains fibrinogen which is absent in serum. Both plasma and serum can be extracted from blood with the use of a centrifuge but it’s worth noting that serum is obtained after the clotting of blood, while plasma can be obtained before the coagulation of the blood. Serum is mostly used for blood typing but is also used for diagnostic testing. Plasma on the other hand, is mostly used for blood-clotting related problems.

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