The product in focus this week is the Fiix Test Kit.
Hart Bio has been a provider of products used for INR testing for many years and Fiix represents the next generation of laboratory Prothrombin Time (PT) tests offering enhanced performance and superior patient outcomes.
How it works:
Thrombosis is the process of a blood clot, also known as a thrombus, forming in a blood vessel. This clot can block or obstruct blood flow in the affected area, as well as cause serious complications if the clot moves to a crucial part of the circulatory system, such as the brain or the lungs. (1) The risk of thrombosis is mainly associated with Factor II and X levels.
Factor VII is highly variable via diet and exercise and has a big influence on regular International Normalized Ratio (INR), however less correlated to actual bleeding and thrombosis risk.
Fiix negates the influence of Factor VII, therefore giving a better prediction of risk to the patient and offering enhanced performance and superior patient outcomes. This PT measurement provides a ratio known as the International Normalised Ratio (INR) which is used to assign the daily dose of warfarin for paitents. Patients using warfarin require regular monitoring by attending clinics quite often organsied by their local hospital where a small sample of blood is analysed.
The reagent is fully compliant for use on both optical and mechanical coagulometers, semi-automated or automated.
What it contains:
Fiix™ Test Kit contains the following:
5 x 1 mL lyophilised Fiix plasma reagent, 5 x 3.5 mL PT reagent and 5 x 3.5 mL Imidazole buffer
To find out how to run a Mean PT / ISI Calibration test with Fiix, click here
To view the Fiix kit or enquire about the product, click here