PEFAKIT® PICT® CALIBRATORS UFH
|8-505-12||3 x 2 x 1,0 mL ||
Calibrator plasmas for quantification of unfractionated heparins (UFH) with Pefakit® PiCT®.
This kit contains vials of plasma with no UFH anticoagulant activity (CAL1, 0 IU/ml) and vials of plasma with high UFH anticoagulant activity (CAL2) calibrated against WHO UFH standard.
- 3 vials of UFH Calibrator 1 (1 mL)
- 3 vials of UFH Calibrator 2 (1 mL)
Traditional coagulation tests such as aPTT, PT, ECT, TT or anti-Xa assays are of limited use for the monitoring of antithrombotic drugs since different assays are required for monitoring of different anticoagulants.
The most commonly used test, aPTT, broadly used to monitor heparin, lacks consistency, results varying with reagent, instrument and drug.
Chromogenic assays represent the gold standard in most cases, but require special instrumentation.
A universal test adaptable to standard instruments would simplify monitoring antithrombotic therapy and minimize investment to the hemostasis lab by eliminating the need for adopting new tests as new antithrombotic drugs enter the market.