Dia-PT

Code: 81025; 81050; 81100
Dia-PT

INTENDED USE

(For In Vitro Diagnostic Use Only)

Dia-PT is a rabbit brain thromboplastin with own solvent for Prothrombin Time determinations.

 

SUMMARY AND BACKGROUND

Dia-PT  thromboplastin  is  a  rabbit  brain  extract, which  contains  tissue  factor, lipids  and  calcium ions.  This  reagent  is  used  for  determination  of Prothrombin  Time  (PT).  The  PT  according  to Quick is a sensitive screening test for the extrinsic coagulation pathway. Dia-PT as a  reagent  for PT is  highly  sensitive  to  vitamin  K  antagonists, decreased  level  of  factors  in  extrinsic  pathway (factor  II, V, VII,  and X), hereditary or  acquired coagulation disorders and liver failure. Therefore, the  PT  with  Dia-PT  is  used  for  presurgical screening  and  monitoring for  oral  anticoagulant therapy (OAT).