Falsely elevated INR results due to the sensitivity of a thromboplastin reagent to heparin.

The aim of this study was to determine the effect of heparin therapy on the international normalized ratio (INR). In vitro heparin sensitivity curves were created using normal and warfarinized plasma samples from patients. The INR results were measured with each of two reagents. In addition, a comparison of INR values with these two reagents was performed… (More)