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Plateletworks - Platelet Function Kits

Helena Plateletworks

In about two minutes, monitor Platelet Count and real Platelet Aggregation or Inhibition at the point of care using traditional ADP, collagen or Arachidonic acid agonists. All that's needed is an impedance cell counter and Plateletworks.

- Platelet Aggregation

- Platelet Inhibition

- Platelet Count

- CBC

By directly monitoring the platelet's ability to form an aggregate, it's a direct measurement of the platelet's ability to contribute to a thrombus. Plateletworks can be used to monitor all mechanisms which affect platelet aggregation:

- Physiological conditions such as fibrinolytic damage to glycoprotein la

- Aspirin and ADP inhibitors (clopidogrel, ticlopene)

- Glycoprotein IIb/IIIa inhibitors (abciximab, eptifibatide, tirofiban)

- Plus Arachidonic Acid agonist is the only aspirin screening assay suitable for patients on both clopidogrel and aspirin

 

plateletworks brochure

Ichor II brochure

Ichor II brochure

 

POPULAR Platelet Function Assays: Plateletworks Works!

Dr.-Nicoline Breet and colleagues at The San Antonius Center for Platelet Function Research in the Netherlands studied 1, 069 patients on clopidogrel undergoing elective PCI with stent implant. They noted that up to 36% of patients do not achieve an optimal degree of platelet inhibition in response to taking clopidogrel. A head-to-head comparison of platelet function assays was undertaken, including laboratory-based light transmittance PRP platelet aggregometry, Helena Plateletworks and five other assays to see if the clinical outcome of these patients could be predicted by their degree of platelet inhibition.- The primary endpoints were the occurrence of an adverse cardiac event, including death, MI, stent thrombosis within one year, as well as incidence of major or minor bleeding.
Of the seven assays studied, only traditional aggregometry, Plateletworks and one other assay were able to identify patients at higher risk for an adverse cardiac event. None were predictive of TIMI major or minor bleeding.- The study results were presented at the American Heart Association Scientific Session in November of 2009 and were reported on the online cardiology site, the heart.org.- http://www.theheart.org/article/1021875.do

 

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