In addition, as part of the Phase 3 program, AMAG plans to utilize a bedside coagulometer
, currently being developed by Perosphere Technologies.
Thanks to this coagulometer
, the Microvisk CoagLite, patients will soon be able to test themselves at home with the prick of a finger.
Remember, however, that this system encompasses the patient specimen, the reagent, and the coagulometer
and may require additional studies in your laboratory.
The assigned INRs for the lyophilized plasmas with Simplastin HTF varied slightly according to the coagulometer
used (Table 1).
As part of this guidance, the body also recommended collection of additional data for Alere's (NYSE:ALR) InRatio2 PT/INR Monitor that would show the benefit of using this coagulometer
AFTER A SLOW START, more and more laboratories in this country are reporting prothrombin time results in the form of the international normalized ratio (INR).|1-3~ Some limitations of the system, however, are becoming evident.|4,5~ Ideally, a lab's coagulometer
or the laboratory information system (LIS) calculates the INR automatically, but this is often not feasible in smaller rural hospitals, such as the Columbus Community Hospital at which I serve.