Clopidogrel Platelet Function Tests
Caveats and Controversies
In summary, there is no perfect test for platelet function. Light transmission aggregometry is the gold standard test but has time and availability limitations. Genetic testing can identify poor metabolizers of clopidogrel, but multiple other factors contribute to the variability in response as well. Prasugrel and ticagrelor are newer medications which are believed to be less affected by genetic polymorphisms, but are more costly. Prasugrel also has some increased risk of bleeding. Clopidogrel may become generic next spring leading to a tremendous decrease in the price of this medication.
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- Learning Objectives
- Platelet Function Tests for the Detection of Clopidogrel Resistance1
- Platelet Function Tests for the Detection of Clopidogrel Resistance
- Caveat: There Is No Perfect Platelet Function Test...
- Problems With Testing For Clopidogrel
- How We Choose a Testing Method
- Methodology Table
- Platelet Function Testing Available at Mayo Clinic Florida
- Light Transmission Platelet Aggregometry Studies (LTA)
- Platelet Aggregation (Cont'd)
- Normal Patient
- Accumetrics VerifyNow Test
- VerifyNow P2Y12 Test
- P2Y12 Test Interferences
- P2Y12 Antagonists2
- Can These Platelet Function Tests Be Used for Ticagrelor (Brilinta/Brilique)?
- PFA–100 (Cont'd)
- INNOVANCE PFA P2Y
- TEG — Platelet Mapping
- Results of VerifyNow Testing
- 2009–2011 Clopidogrel Response at 30%
- Genetic Testing: Clopidogrel Metabolism
- Clopidogrel Metabolism
- Number of Gene Polymorphisms
- Clopidogrel Metabolism and Genetic Polymorphisms
- Why Do Genetic Testing?
- Clopidogrel Genetics (Cont'd)
- Caveats — Other Reasons for Poor Response to Clopidogrel
- CYP2C19 Polymorphism May Require Another Factor
- Controversy for Clopidogrel
- Warning: Diminished Effectiveness In Poor Metabolizers
- What Does Warning Mean For Clinicians With Patients On Clopidogrel?
- FDA Answer
- More Questions