Standardization of low molecular weight heparins: a collaborative study.

@article{Barrowcliffe1985StandardizationOL,
  title={Standardization of low molecular weight heparins: a collaborative study.},
  author={Trevor W. Barrowcliffe and Amalia de Curtis and Thomas Tomlinson and Anthony R. Hubbard and Eric Arthur Johnson and D P Thomas},
  journal={Thrombosis and haemostasis},
  year={1985},
  volume={54 3},
  pages={675-9}
}
A collaborative study was carried out, in which eight laboratories each assayed eight low molecular weight (LMW) heparins against the International Standard (IS) for heparin. APTT assays and three types of anti-Xa method were used. The results of this study showed that: LMW heparins cannot be validly assayed against the IS by APTT or anti-Xa methods… CONTINUE READING