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ID:936 Argatroban Assay
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DescriptionArgatroban is a synthetic direct thrombin inhibitor derived from L-arginine. It is used in anticoagulant therapy.
IndicationPatients on Argatroban therapy, after discussion with a medical haematologist.
Additional InfoThe use of Argatroban should be discussed with a medical haematologist prior to commencing treatment. If requesting this assay, please indicate the treatment on the request card to ensure that the correct anti Xa assay is performed. NB. Routine coagulation tests are affected by Argatroban therapy.
Concurrent TestsNone
Dietary RequirementsNone

InterpretationInterpreted against a therapeutic range dependant on clinical details

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Ref. Range NotesCritical telephone values: Argatroban levels greater than 1.5ug/mL or APTT ratio greater than 3.5
Unitsug/mL

Other Help:National Laboratory Medicine Handbook

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Originally edited by : RJAR. Last edited on 18/06/2019 10:29:09. Published By RJAR on 18/06/2018 10:29:09.