Chapter 3. International Standards in Hemostasis

  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. T. W. Barrowcliffe PhD

Published Online: 4 MAR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444303575.ch3

Quality in Laboratory Hemostasis and Thrombosis

Quality in Laboratory Hemostasis and Thrombosis

How to Cite

Barrowcliffe, T. W. (2008) International Standards in Hemostasis, 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.ch3

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. Formerly National Institute for Biological Standards and Control, Potters Bar, UK

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:

  • international standards in hemostasis;
  • International Standard for unfractionated heparin (UFH);
  • heparin and low molecular weight heparin;
  • thromboplastins and prothrombin time (PT);
  • coagulation factors and inhibitors;
  • development of von Willebrand VWF standard;
  • fibrinogen coagulation factor;
  • other coagulation factors and inhibitors;
  • fibrinolysis standards

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • International Standards and International Units

  • Heparin and low molecular weight heparin

  • Thromboplastins

  • Coagulation factors and inhibitors

  • Fibrinolysis standards

  • References