Laboratory investigation is usually comprised of the prothrombin time (PT), activated partial thromboplastin time (APTT) test, the platelet count, the bleeding time test (now mostly historical) and the platelet function assay (PFA) developed for the PFA-100 analyser (4).
What does PFA stand for?
PFA stands for Platelet Function Assay (aka Platelet Function Analyzer)
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The emerging clopidogrel resistance among patients may also warrant detection of genetic polymorphisms in susceptible populations or platelet function assays before including them in clinical studies investigating a possible role for ADP-selective platelet inhibitors in preventing bypass graft failure (6).
A McNemar test was applied to assess binary results of whole blood aggregation and Accumetrics platelet function assay.
The differential diagnosis of a hemorrhagic disorder with normal baseline coagulation studies (PT, PTT, thrombin clot time, fibrinogen, platelet count, platelet function assay and/or bleeding time) is limited.
About Accumetrics Accumetrics has developed the Ultegra(R) System and a series of novel platelet function assays for the cardiovascular and cerebrovascular market.
Rapid and simple platelet function assay to assess GPIIb/IIIa receptor blockade.
Platelet function assays are inherently variable, so this level of experience is critical to produce reliable and accurate platelet aggregation results.
VerifyNow, a rapid platelet function assay, is an automated turbidimetric whole blood assay designed to assess platelet aggregation, based on the ability of activated platelets to bind fibrinogen.