A simplified method of International Normalized Ratio (INR) derivation using linear regression of certified INR plotted against local prothrombin time (PT) results has been compared with INR from conventional orthogonal regression. Linear regression assumes error only with the local PT results whereas orthogonal regression assumes error with both reference and local results. The reliability of local INR derivation using lyophilized plasmas has been assessed in a collaborative study. INR from conventional fresh plasma International Sensitivity Index (ISI) calibrations have been compared with INR from calibrations with two types of lyophilized plasma, artificially depleted and coumarin. Although calibration slopes differed with the two types of analysis and the different lyophilized plasmas, both gave reasonable approximations to fresh plasma ISI calibrations. With orthogonal regression the overall percentage INR deviation was 5.25% with the artificially depleted plasmas and 6.85% for the results with lyophilized coumarins. With the linear regression, deviation was 8.40% for the artificially depleted plasmas and 5.05% for coumarin-treated patients' lyophilized plasmas. The simpler regression method appears to be worthy of further study as the present report has demonstrated that if the calibrant plasmas are accurately certified with the thromboplastin International Reference Plasma (IRP) results approximate to the conventionally determined INR using the manual PT technique. Coagulometers require further assessment.
|Titolo:||The European Concerted Action on Anticoagulation (ECAA) a simplified statistical method for local INR using linear regression|
TRIPODI, ARMANDO (Penultimo)
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore BIO/12 - Biochimica Clinica e Biologia Molecolare Clinica|
Settore MED/09 - Medicina Interna
Settore MED/15 - Malattie del Sangue
|Data di pubblicazione:||1997|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|