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Anti-Xa Validation Request

If you can assist Dr. Pena, please respond via the “comments” section below. This was sent through Dr. Marisa Marques, University of Alabama at Birmingham Hospital:

Dear Marisa, how are you?
I  work for Norton Healthcare in Louisville, KY. We are trying to set up our assay for anti-Xa for low molecular weight heparin. We are having a hard time finding another laboratory to do the initial correlation. We use a BCX instrument. We use a straight curve for the anti-Xa for unfractionated
heparin and use exogenous antithrombin in the test system. My questions are:

1.  Do you know of any lab that uses a similar system?
2.  Is there an alternative for the correlation, if we do not find another
(reference) lab?

The best for you and your lovely family. Elpidio

Elpidio Pena, MD
Medical Director Transfusion Services
Norton Healthcare

Comments (1)
May 11, 2010 8:03pm

The University of California Irvine Medical Center has the s
The University of California Irvine Medical Center has the same system. Call and ask for the Special Coagulation Department.

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