Here is a message from Marianne Paradiso:
I recently evaluated Akers’ PIFA heparin/PF4 rapid assay. Currently the HIT test is a send out at our institution. I am curious if others have had a good correlation between this assay and standard ELISA methods. We understand that all positive assays must be confirmed with the ELISA method.
Marianne, I have no experience with the PIFA, although I had heard from a sales person that the first generation devices were somewhat hard to read. It appears Akers has developed a second-generation device. The idea of a rapid turn-around HIT assay is attractive.