Anti-platelet antibody determination by platelet factor 3 assay.


Anti-platelet antibody determinations by a recently introduced platelet factor 3 assay (Pf-3 assay) were evaluated in 159 specimens from 95 patients who had low platelet counts. As a standard procedure, the 51Cr lysis test (51Cr test) was used. The 51Cr test and Pf-3 assay had an excellent correlation (results agreed for 80.5% of 159 specimens tested… (More)