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Plastinex® (4mL)

Thromboplastin — C/N 101158

Plastinex is a lyophilized preparation of rabbit brain thromboplastin, calcium salt, buffers and stabilizers. Upon reconstitution the reagent is a “combined” thromboplastin, containing both the tissue factor and calcium ions required for plasma coagulation by way of the "extrinsic” hemostatic pathway. The International Sensitivity Index (ISI) of the reagent (for most optical or optical/mechanical coagulation analyzers) appears on the vial label along with the lot number and expiration date.

Net Contents: 20 x 4.0mL


Product Overview

Plastinex is for use in performing the one stage prothrombin time (PT) and coagulation factor assays which are based on a modified prothrombin time. The prothrombin time is the method of choice for monitoring oral anticoagulation therapy. It is also a fundamental screening test for a deficiency or abnormality of extrinsic coagulation factor VII, and the factors common to both the intrinsic and extrinsic hemostatic pathways: fibrinogen, I, V, and X. When used in conjunction with deficient substrate plasma, the PT provides the basis for the determination of the percent (%) activity of specific coagulation factors.

Quick Facts

  • 20 X 4.0mL
  • Rabbit brain cephalin, calcium salt, buffers and stabilizers
  • Mod International Sensitivity Index (ISI)
  • Perform Prothrombin Time (PT)
  • Evaluate the “extrinsic” hemostatic pathway, factor VII
  • Evaluate factors I (fibrinogen), V, X common to both “intrinsic” and “extrinsic” pathways
  • Monitor oral anticoagulation therapy
  • Lyophilized for long term storage and stability

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