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Platelet Function Testing

January 2024 Quick Question Response: Platelet Function Tests

Fritsma Factor’s January 2024 Quick Question asks, “What platelet function test do you use?” Our 43 participants responded… Light transmittance aggregometry: 15 [35%] Whole blood aggregometry: 7 [16%] Lumiaggregometry: 8 [19%] Bleeding time: 0 PFA 100/200: 13 [30%] Presuming that those who chose the lumiaggregometry entry perform theirs on an impedance-based whole blood aggregometer, we […]
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July 2022 QQ: Reduced concentration RIPA test.

Our July 2022 Quick Question asks, “What von Willebrand disease [VWD] subtype is identified using the reduced concentration ristocetin-induced platelet aggregometry [RIPA] test?” Many of the VWD types and subtypes are currently identified using molecular diagnosis, however, the “legacy” phenotypic tests often provide a speedy and inexpensive shortcut. This may be one such case. Please […]
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