Int J Lab Hematol 2020 May 19. Epub 2020 May 19.
Department of Laboratory Medicine, Université catholique de Louvain, CHU UCL Namur, Namur Thrombosis and Hemostasis Center (NTHC), Namur Research Institute for Life Sciences (NARILIS), Yvoir, Belgium.
Introduction: We aimed at evaluating the performance of a new prothrombin time (PT) reagent (STA-NeoPTimal) with two other PT reagents (STA-Neoplastine R and STA-Neoplastine CI Plus) and the reference PT reagent used in our laboratory (ReadiPlasTin).
Methods: Evaluation consisted in intra- and interassay precision assessment, determination of sensitivity to unfractionated heparin (UFH) or enoxaparin in spiked samples and to direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs) in patients (n = 43). Method comparison of the 4 PT reagents, factor II, V, VII and X assays was tested on normal (n = 20) and abnormal samples: VKA (n = 47), preoperative (n = 23), liver failure (n = 12) and burned patients (n = 37). Read More