The new oral anticoagulants and the future of haemostasis laboratory testing

  title={The new oral anticoagulants and the future of haemostasis laboratory testing},
  author={Emmanuel J Favaloro and Giuseppe Lippi},
  booktitle={Biochemia medica},
The tests currently employed within most haemostasis laboratories to monitor anticoagulant therapy largely comprise the prothrombin time (PT)/ International Normalised Ratio (INR) and the activated partial thromboplastin time (APTT). These are respectively used to monitor Vitamin K antagonists (VKAs) such as warfarin, and unfractionated heparin. Additional tests that laboratories may also employ for assessing or monitoring unfractionated heparin include thrombin time (TT) and the anti-Xa assay… CONTINUE READING


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