Innovative diagnostics in blood coagulation

Principal investigator: Prof Joost Meijers PhD

In coagulation diagnostics, the majority of assays are more than 60 years old. Platelet aggregation assays, prothrombin time and activated partial thromboplastin time measurements are still very important in the diagnosis of patients. However, in recent years there has been great interest in additional more sophisticated testing, including in vitro thrombin generation, thromboelastography and testing coagulation and platelets simultaneously under flow conditions. Our aim is to implement and modify assays for better determination of hypo- and hypercoagulability. Therefore, the available tests are used in combination with specific antibodies or other agents to specifically test global or individual components of blood coagulation.

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Last edited on: 18 February 2016