Tipton Golias, Chairman and Founder of Helena Laboratories talks about the importance of using Plateletworks for full functional platelet screening and the advantages of using it can be one of the best things you can do for your hospital. Watch video.
1. Simply add 1 mL fresh whole blood to agonist and baseline tubes. 2. Perform cell count on each tube using any impedance cell counter. 3. Functional platelet count plus %aggregation/inhibition are available in just minutes.
Using Plateletworks as an integrated transfusion algorithm reduced RBC transfusions by 13%, platelet transfusions by 24%, and reduced episodes of major bleeding in 12 major hospitals across Canada.
Karkouti K, et al. Circulation. 2016; 134: 1152-62. Read article.
A complete spec kit with product sample, instructions for use, educational info and lanyard interpretation cards are available to laboratories in the USA. Request here.
• 1, 069 patients on clopidogrel undergoing PCI with stent implant.
Compared seven platelet function assays, including traditional laboratory PRP aggregometry to determine if clinical outcome could predicted by the degree of platelet inhibition. Only Plateletworks, PRP and one other assay had any ability to predict the occurrence of an adverse cardiac events within one year. Breet, et al. JAMA. 2010; 303 (8): 754-602.
Read article here.
• 12 major hospitals across Canada
• 7,402 patients undergoing cardiac surgery
– Intervention group of 3,847 patients
– Control group of 3,555 patients
RESULTS: Using Plateletworks as an integrated transfusion algorithm reduced RBC transfusions by 13%, platelet transfusions by 24%, and reduced episodes of major bleeding.
Karkouti K, et al. Circulation. 2016; 134: 1152-62.
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• 100 consecutive patients undergoing CPB
Plateletworks Collagen “may be useful for early identification of patients at risk for high blood loss and for guiding transfusion therapy in bleeding patients.” Orlov D, et al. Anesth Analg. 2014; 118: 257-63. Read article here
• 48 patients on clopidogrel and aspirin prior to percutaneous coronary intervention
Data demonstrated a good correlation between Plateletworks and LTA. Plateletworks is easier and faster and should be used on
patients undergoing PCI on antiplatelet
therapy. Polena S, et al. Point of Care.
2011; 10: 35-39.
Read article here
Plateletworks makes financial sense.
Cost per test to perform both ADP and Collagen
Total reimbursement for CPT Code 85576
Yields a favorable reimbursement margin
5860 – Plateletworks ADP Kit – 25 ADP Agonist Reagent Tubes, 25 EDTA Baseline Tubes
5862 – Plateletworks Collagen Kit – 25 Collagen Agonist Reagent Tubes, 25 EDTA Baseline Tubes
5864 – Plateletworks Arachidonic Acid Kit – 25 Arachidonic Acid Agonist Reagent Tubes, 25 EDTA Baseline Tubes
5850 – Plateletworks Combo-15 Kit – 15 ADP Agonist Reagent Tubes, 15 Collagen Agonist Reagent Tubes, 15 EDTA Baseline Tubes
5852 – Plateletworks Combo-25 Kit – 25 ADP Agonist Reagent Tubes, 25 Collagen Agonist Reagent Tubes
5854 – Plateletworks Combo-10 Kit – 10 ADP Agonist Reagent Tubes, 10 Collagen Agonist Reagent Tubes, 10 Arachidonic Acid Agonist Reagent Tubes, 10 EDTA Baseline Tubes
The Mindray BC-3600 for Plateletworks platelet function and general hematology testing at the POC provides a hematology profile with a standard CBC, as well as platelet count and platelet aggregation/inhibition in under five minutes. Testing is simple. Just add whole blood to an EDTA baseline reagent tube and your choice of agonist tubes and run a standard cell count. It’s that simple. Plateletworks can be used to screen for anything affecting platelet function.
• Calculates % inhibition and % aggregation for Plateletworks
• CBC, differential and functional platelet count
• 60 samples per hour
• Touch screen interface
• Closed tube sampling
For ease of use, Mindray BC-3600 offers cap piercing capability, reagent inventory management and supports use of a keyboard, barcode scanner and printer.
Mindray BC-3600 PDF
1196 – Consolidated Service for Mindray BC-3600 Analyzer
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