Research Article

Fibrinogen uptake scanning for diagnosis of deep vein thrombosis: a plea for standardization.

Br Med J 1975; 3 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.3.5981.455 (Published 23 August 1975) Cite this as: Br Med J 1975;3:455
  1. V C Roberts

    Abstract

    From an examination of the factors affecting the diagnostic accuracy of the 125I-fibrinogen test for detecting deep vein thrombosis it is concluded that there is a greater possibility of error if postoperative counts are referred to the preoperative baseline rather than counts made immediately after operation. A method is proposed for reducing other errors caused by instrument mishandling.