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Clopidogrel Platelet Function Tests

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Slide 2

December 2011

The objectives of this presentation include an overview of the currently available testing for platelet function in patients on clopidogrel, which has the trade name Plavix in the United States. I will discuss briefly some of the characteristics of each test and how to select testing appropriate for your laboratory. I will review 2 years of data concerning clopidogrel resistance testing at our institution in Jacksonville, Florida. In conclusion I will describe the controversy concerning genetic testing for polymorphisms in the P450 gene thought to be primarily responsible for clopidogrel metabolism.

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