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Chronic coagulation abnormality is one of the dominant treatable test results with CFIDS and FM. There are many type of coagulation defects (often inherited). The leading researcher is David Berg of Hemex Laboratories. The published results are:

  • 80% with 2 or more abnormalities
  • 18% with 1 abnormality

The experience of our family practice MD on patients with CFIDS and FM diagnosis in her practice tested for coagulation has been 100% with abnormalities. My wife and I were the first patients she tried the tests on, since then she has become a believer in the test and the treatments.

General Description of Hypercoagulation: click

Factors of Coagulation

Approximately 30% of the blood is involved with coagulation. This is a complex process involving about 20 different plasma proteins (blood coagulation factors).  Conventional medical treatment has been focused on bleeding aspects of coagulation and not excessive coagulation.

In some cases, there are no problems with the coagulation factors, rather a problem with undoing coagulation when it occurs (as a response to injury or infection).

Factor   Name   Description   Hemex Tests
I Fibrinogen Affects viscosity of blood (rate of flow) ISAC Panel
II Thrombin
Prothrombin 20210 Defect
  • found in 1-3% of normal persons
HTRP Panel
III Tissue Thromboplastin    
IV Calcium Ions    
V Lieden, Proaccelerin (Labile Factor),
Activated Protein C Resistance (APC)
  • 5% of the Caucasian population
  • contribute to up to 50 percent of hospital admissions for blood clot–related illnesses.
VII Extrinsic factor, Proconvertin (Stable Factor)    
VIII Classical hemophilia, Von Willebrand factor level; AHG globulin assay; Serum factor VIII antigen, Thromboplasinogen-Antihemophilic Globulin (AHG)    
IX Christmas factor assay, Plasma Thromboplastin Component (PTC)-    
X Stuart-Prower    
XI Plasma Thromboplastin Antecedent (PTA)    
XII Hageman Factor    
XIII Fibrin Stbilizing Factor    
  Plasminogen Activator Inhibitor (PAI-1) & (PAI-2) Part of body's mechanism for breaking down blood clots HTRP
  Protein C 1 in 300 HTRP
  Protein S 1 in 20000 HTRP
  Antithrombin III   HTRP
  Lupus anticoagulant   HTRP
  Soluble Fibrin Monomer (SFM)   ISAC

On line reading on Coagulation


Coaguation Triggers
Comparison of ARBs
Procoagulation Foods

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