|Title||Evaluation of latex agglutination kits for detection of fibrin(ogen) degradation products and D-dimer in healthy horses and horses with severe colic. |
|Publication Type||Journal Article |
|Year of Publication||2005 |
|Authors||Stokol, T, Erb, HN, De Wilde, L, Tornquist, SJ, Brooks, M |
|Journal||Veterinary clinical pathology / American Society for Veterinary Clinical Pathology |
|Date Published||2005 Dec |
|Keywords||Sensitivity and Specificity |
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.