Evaluation of latex agglutination kits for detection of fibrin(ogen) degradation products and D-dimer in healthy horses and horses with severe colic.

TitleEvaluation of latex agglutination kits for detection of fibrin(ogen) degradation products and D-dimer in healthy horses and horses with severe colic.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2005
AuthorsStokol T, Erb HN, De Wilde L, Tornquist SJ, Brooks M
JournalVeterinary clinical pathology / American Society for Veterinary Clinical Pathology
Volume34
Issue4
Pagination375-82
Date Published2005 Dec
ISSN0275-6382
KeywordsAnimals, Blood Coagulation Tests, Colic, Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation, Fibrin Fibrinogen Degradation Products, Fibrinolysis, Hemostasis, Horse Diseases, Horses, Latex Fixation Tests, Partial Thromboplastin Time, Platelet Count, Prognosis, Reagent Kits, Diagnostic, Sensitivity and Specificity
Abstract

Fibrin(ogen) degradation products (FDPs) and D-dimer are sensitive indicators of excessive fibrinolysis due to disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC) in dogs. To the authors' knowledge, latex-agglutination-based plasma FDP and D-dimer assays have not been validated for use in horses.

Alternate JournalVet Clin Pathol