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What does PFA stand for?

PFA stands for Platelet Function Analyzer (aka Platelet Function Assay)

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Investigators at Oxford (England) University have shown that the agreement among the results of the platelet function analyzer (PFA-100), VerifyNow-ASA assays, and LTA testing remained poor among 72 patients still on low-dose aspirin therapy 1 year after first being tested, with only one patient identified as a nonresponder by all three tests (Platelets 2008;19:119-24).
In contrast, in patients with von Willebrand disease (VWD) type I and borderline to normal ristocetin-cofactor (von Willebrand factor [VWF]:RCo) activity, collagen receptor density correlates inversely with closure time in a high-shear-stress system, that is, the Platelet Function Analyzer (PFA-100, Dade-Behring, Deerfield, Ill).