activated clotting time

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ac·ti·vat·ed clot·ting time (ACT),

the most common test used for coagulation time in cardiovascular surgery.

ac·ti·vat·ed clot·ting time

(ACT) (ak'ti-vā-tĕd klot'ing tīm)
The most common test used for coagulation time in cardiovascular surgery.
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Correlation of point-of-care ecarin clotting time versus activated clotting time with bivalirudin concentrations.
Part 2: Calculating the overestimation of heparin by the activated clotting time.
Whole blood activated clotting time in infants during extracorporeal membrane oxygenation.
Activated clotting time is not a sensitive parameter to monitor anticoagulation with low molecular weight heparin in hemodialysis.
Used in cardiac surgery to monitor patients on heparin, activated clotting time was the second most commonly performed bedside test in the pediatric hospitals I studied.
In the catheterization laboratory and operating rooms, the activated clotting time (ACT) is commonly used to monitor unfractionated heparin anticoagulation levels.
Activated clotting time, thrombin clotting time, and whole blood clotting time correlate well with heparin dose and may be used to monitor therapy with that anticoagulant.
Array has recently launched its Actalyke Activated Clotting Time Test System and its Ichor Hematology Analyzer for blood transfusion triage, which are also targeted for near-patient testing in a variety of clinical settings.
The results to date continue to demonstrate that Neutralase(TM) is well tolerated and is effective in neutralizing the anticoagulant effect of heparin as measured by the Activated Clotting Time ("ACT"), the standard test used in bypass for measuring the anticoagulating effect of heparin.
Reversal of the Activated Clotting Time to desirable levels was accomplished.