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When a patient in his 60s experienced several blood clots in his lungs, he underwent the typical tests to detect a condition called thrombophilia, which doctors suspected would be his diagnosis. But the test results did not confirm the thrombophilic disorder.
The patient was experiencing thrombosis and potentially life-threatening clotting, so it was critical to determine an accurate diagnosis. Mayo Clinic and University of Michigan Health began collaborating to solve this medical mystery, which led to the development of a new test methodology and the discovery of a previously unknown blood clotting condition.
Read more in Mayo Clinic’s research magazine, Discovery’s Edge.