You may have noticed that our September, 2017 Quick Question contained an error: How do you assay for direct oral anti-Xa antithrombotics like dabigatran? Dabigatran, of course, is an oral direct thrombin inhibitor, not a direct anti-Xa inhibitor. This error was George’s, not Dave’s.
Thanks to Dr. Emannuel Favaloro, who wrote: just advising that your Quick Question “How do you assay for direct oral anti-Xa antithrombotics like dabigatran?” is flawed, as dabigatran is an anti-IIa agent and none of the responses fit; you should replace dabigatran with rivaroxaban or apixaban and/or change the responses to suit!” Also Dr. Paul Riley, who wrote, “Hi George, you should change your poll question because dabigatran is not a direct anti-Xa inhibitor.”
I apologize for the error, and the correction has been made. Please locate the Quick Question on the home page, right column, and provide your answer.