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The accuracy of a new bedside, rapid and quantitative D-Dimer assay (Cardiac D-Dimer) was evaluated in outpatients with clinically suspected deep vein thrombosis (DVT); VIDAS test was used as reference method. Eighty consecutive outpatients with suspected DVT of a lower limb were included in the study. Patients were classified as DVT positive or negative(More)
The laboratory assessment of the lupus anticoagulant, a factor frequently associated with venous and arterial thrombosis, recurrent miscarriages and abortions, is not straightforward, as indicated by the variety of tests proposed and the different results obtained. On account of the marked variability and heterogeneity of lupus anticoagulant among patients,(More)
The logical solution to account for the influence of coagulometers on the International Sensitivity Index (ISI) is local calibration with freeze-dried plasmas. However, because of their unpredictable behavior these plasmas must be validated before large-scale implementation. We report on a collaborative exercise designed to evaluate the suitability of a set(More)
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