The Thrombin Reagent is a standardized thrombin time reagent produced from bovine thrombin for the normal and therapeutic (heparin and fibrinolytic) ranges.
The Thrombin Time is used :
· to detect qualitatively abnormalities of fibrinogen
· to assess the effectiveness of fibrinolytic therapy
The Thrombin Time measurement is the time taken for a fibrin clot to form after the addition of the reagent, results are reported in seconds. If a sample's clotting time is prolonged beyond the reference range, the fibrinogen level or activity is low or thrombin inhibitors may be present.