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Whole Blood PTs

From: Brancaccio Mauro, ICD-Partners, Italy. Is it possible and correct to do the PT on the sangueblood?

Hello, Bancaccio Mauro. If I translate correctly, I will take sangueblood to mean whole blood (with thanks to Dave McGlasson for his assistance). Yes, the PT has been established as a whole blood assay using point of care instrumentation. Many POC instruments apply a ratio computation to modify whole blood results so they correlate with plasma-based results. I hope this is the answer you are looking for, and thank you for contacting Fritsma Factor.

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