Kasper Inhibitor Screen
A sensitive inhibitor screen designed to detect the presence of FVIII & FIX inhibitors in the treatment of haemophilia patients
|Tube||05 (CP) - Citrate|
|Additional Information||Requests should be on trough level / pre factor concentrate samples. This method can be adapted to screen for other coagulation factors. If this screen is positive, then a Bethesda inhibitor assay will be run.|
|Turn Around||7 days|
|Send to||Specialist Coagulation
Chancellor / Lincoln Wing Link Corridor
St James University Hospital
|Collection Con||Correctly filled citrate tubes. 2 required for multiple factor assays
Samples must be processed within 6 hours of being taken.
|Ref. Range Notes||No inhibitor detected if the difference between the patients and control plasmas is less than 12 seconds. A result between 12 and 20 seconds may be equivocal depending upon clinical history. Reported as positive or negative.