Application of platelet function testing to the bedside

Craig D. Williams, Ganesh Cherala, Victor Serebruany

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The ability to test platelet reactivity in clinical practice could help in making informed decisions on both initiation and titration of anti-platelet drug therapies. However, many barriers still remain to the effective implementation of such techniques. Many tests used in the research literature are not yet available for practical, clinical use. Platelet aggregometry, while informative and currently available for bedside use, needs additional research before routine clinical use can be recommended. This review will highlight and update contemporary issues of bedside platelet testing for the clinician and comment on future areas of clinical research.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)29-33
Number of pages5
JournalThrombosis and Haemostasis
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2010


  • Antiplatelet tests
  • Aspirin
  • Clopidogrel
  • Platelet aggregation
  • Platelet function tests

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hematology

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