Simplify your anticoagulant testing
Learn how the INNOVANCE® Anti-Xa assay1 helps streamline lab operations with a ready-to-use assay for heparin and direct oral anticoagulant (DOAC) testing.
To monitor and manage bleeding risks, labs are asked to safeguard anticoagulant therapies such as heparin or direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs) by testing patients for a growing number of agents.
Direct oral anticoagulants such as rivaroxaban and apixaban are direct anti-Xa inhibitor drugs that have evolved over time because of their convenient dosing and short half-life. Though the medication usually does not require monitoring, DOAC testing is needed to properly manage individuals with bleeding conditions, emergency situations that require unplanned surgery, and relevant comorbidities (e.g., renal insufficiency).
Heparin is a traditional anticoagulant drug that exists in two forms—UFH and LMWH—both of which considerably accelerate the inactivation of coagulation factor Xa by antithrombin. Clinical data shows that monitoring heparin with an anti-Xa assay has several advantages over APTT testing:2-6
Improved outcomes for labs of any size
The INNOVANCE Anti-Xa assay1 is available on multiple platforms and supports improved outcomes for labs
of any size.
For details on available assay applications or ordering information, download a copy of the hemostasis reagent portfolio catalog.
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Liveris A, Bello RA, Friedmann P, Duffy MA, Manwani D, Killinger JS, Rodriquez D, Weinstein S. Anti-factor Xa assay is a superior correlate of heparin dose than activated partial thromboplastin time or activated clotting time in pediatric extracorporeal membrane oxygenation. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2014;15(2):e72-9.
Adatya S, Uriel N, Yarmohammadi H, Holley CT, Feng A, Roy SS, Reding MT, John R, Eckman P, Zantek ND. Anti-factor Xa and activated partial thromboplastin time measurements for heparin monitoring in mechanical circulatory support. JACC Heart Fail. 2015;3(4):314-22.
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