New approaches for measuring coagulation

T.W. Barrowcliffe*, M. Cattaneo, G. M. Podda, P. Bucciarelli, F. Lussana, A. Lecchi, C.H. Toh, H. C. Hemker, S. Béguin, J. Ingerslev, B. Sorensen

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    Although specific assays of coagulation factors are essential for diagnostic purposes they only give partial information about an individual's haemostatic state. This can be better assessed by various global tests, and recent developments and evaluations of five such tests are described in this symposium: the PFA-100; waveform analysis; thrombin generation; overall haemostasis potential; thrombelastography. Each test has advantages in various applications, but the thrombin generation test and waveform analysis have been found most useful in haemophilia, whilst the PFA-100 is helpful in von Willebrand's disease.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)76-81
    Number of pages6
    Issue numberSuppl. 3
    Publication statusPublished - Jul 2006

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