System ISI calibration: a universally applicable scheme is possible only when coumarin plasma calibrants are used.

Abstract

Coagulometer-induced errors in International Normalized Ratios (INR) may be corrected by assigning an International Sensitivity Index (ISI) specific for the local combination of coagulometer and thromboplastin reagent (System ISI). In the present study, 57 laboratories determined the INR of eight frozen coumarin plasmas. There was considerable variation in… (More)

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