Chapter 17. Monitoring Heparin Therapy

  1. Steve Kitchen PhD Clinical Scientist Scientific Director2,3,4,
  2. John D. Olson MD, PhD Professor Vice Chair for Clinical Affairs5 and
  3. F. Eric Preston MD, FRCPath, FRCP Emeritus Professor of Hematology Director6,7
  1. M. Johnston ART

Published Online: 4 MAR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444303575.ch17

Quality in Laboratory Hemostasis and Thrombosis

Quality in Laboratory Hemostasis and Thrombosis

How to Cite

Johnston, M. (2009) Monitoring Heparin Therapy, in Quality in Laboratory Hemostasis and Thrombosis (eds S. Kitchen, J. D. Olson and F. E. Preston), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444303575.ch17

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Sheffield Hemophilia and Thrombosis Centre, Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Sheffield, UK

  2. 3

    UK National External Quality Assessment Scheme (EQAS) for Blood Coagulation, Sheffield, UK

  3. 4

    WHO and WFH International External Quality Assessment Programs for Blood Coagulation, Sheffield, UK

  4. 5

    Department of Pathology, University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, Texas, USA

  5. 6

    University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK

  6. 7

    WHO and WFH International External Quality Assessment Programs for Blood Coagulation, Rutledge Mews, Sheffield, UK

Author Information

  1. Hemostasis Reference Laboratory, Henderson Research Centre, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 4 MAR 2009
  2. Published Print: 19 DEC 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405168038

Online ISBN: 9781444303575

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Keywords:

  • heparin therapy;
  • low molecular weight heparins;
  • heparin-induced thrombocytopenia;
  • current techniques in measuring heparin in plasma;
  • chromogenic Xa inhibition heparin assays;
  • Xa inhibition clotting assays;
  • monitoring unfractionated heparin;
  • monitoring low molecular weight heparin

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Heparin

  • Limitations of heparin

  • Low molecular weight heparins

  • Current techniques used to measure heparin in plasma

  • Quality control and assurance

  • References