Comparison of Commercially Available Blood Collection Tubes Containing Sodium Citrate and Hirudin in Platelet Aggregation Testing

@inproceedings{Rensburg2017ComparisonOC,
  title={Comparison of Commercially Available Blood Collection Tubes Containing Sodium Citrate and Hirudin in Platelet Aggregation Testing},
  author={Walter J. Janse Van Rensburg and Patricia van der Merwe},
  booktitle={Medical science monitor basic research},
  year={2017}
}
BACKGROUND Platelet reactivity assessment is an important tool in both the causal determination of bleeding diathesis as well as in the evaluation of the efficacy of anti-platelet therapy in patients at risk of thrombosis. Sodium citrate is the most widely used anticoagulant for hemostasis investigations. However, some doubt exists over the suitability of sodium citrate in platelet function testing. Hirudin has been suggested as a superior replacement. Nevertheless, only 1 study compared… CONTINUE READING