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Performance of HemosIL ReadiPlasTin, a Liquid Reagent for Prothrombin Time Measurement
J Lab Med Qual Assur 2019;41:9-12
Published online March 31, 2019
© 2019 Korean Association of External Quality Assessment Service.

Saeam Shin, Yunjung Jung, Wonkeun Song, and Min-Jeong Park

Department of Laboratory Medicine, Hallym University Kangnam Sacred Heart Hospital, Hallym University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea
Correspondence to: Min-Jeong Park, Department of Laboratory Medicine, Hallym University Kangnam Sacred Heart Hospital, Hallym University College of Medicine, 1 Singil-ro, Yeongdeungpo-gu, Seoul 07441, Korea Tel: +82-2-829-5258 Fax: +82-2-847-5260 E-mail: mjpark@hallym.or.kr
Received January 14, 2019; Revised February 13, 2019; Accepted February 26, 2019.
This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0) which permits unrestricted non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
 Abstract
Background: Prothrombin time (PT) measurement is an important test for screening blood coagulation disorders and monitoring anticoagulant therapy. In this study, we evaluated the analytical performance of HemosIL ReadiPlasTin (Instrumentation Laboratory, USA), a liquid reagent for PT measurement.
Methods: The precision of HemosIL ReadiPlasTin was evaluated according to the Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute (CLSI) EP5-A3 guidelines. Further, comparison with HemosIL RecombiPlasTin 2G (Instrumentation Laboratory, USA) was made according to the CLSI EP9-A3 guidelines. The reference intervals were established according to the CLSI C28-A3 guidelines.
Results: The coefficient of variation values for repeatability and total imprecision at two levels of control materials were lower than 1.1% and 3.4%, respectively. The performance of HemosIL ReadiPlasTin was comparable to that of HemosIL RecombiPlasTin 2G, with a high correlation (r=0.996). The reference interval for normal subjects was 10.413.3 seconds.
Conclusions: HemosIL ReadiPlasTin showed an acceptable degree of imprecision and its performance showed high correlation with that of a conventional reagent. Therefore, it is expected to be useful for PT measurement in clinical laboratories.
Keywords : Blood coagulation tests, Prothrombin time, Thromboplastin