Hemostasis is generally considered regarding coagulation pathways or as a surrogate of coagulation. However, hemostasis is much more unpredictable than coagulation, which basically reflects cluster arrangement, as it consolidates a few parts random to the coagulation process.
Haemostasis consists of:
- Primary Haemostasis:
1) local vasoconstriction (to reduce blood flow to the injury site),
2) platelet plug formation.
- Secondary Haemostasis or clotting of the plasma, involving interaction between numerous factors and inhibitors.
- Fibrinolysis: a process which dissolves the clot once blood vessel integrity has been restored.
Related Journals of Laboratory Haemostasis
Blood Disorders & Transfusion, Blood, Clinical and Applied Thrombosis/Hemostasis, Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis, Thrombosis and Haemostasis