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PGX-Thrombo StripAssay

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The ViennaLab PGX-Thrombo StripAssay® is a groundbreaking diagnostic tool designed to optimize coumarin anticoagulant therapy. By identifying key genetic variants that influence coumarin sensitivity and metabolism, this assay allows for a tailored treatment approach. Operating through a simple three-step process—DNA isolation, PCR amplification, and hybridization on a specialized test strip—the assay provides an accurate, user-friendly solution for clinicians. It’s a vital resource for enhancing patient safety and therapy effectiveness in the treatment of thromboembolic disorders.

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  • Tailored Treatment
  • User-Friendly
  • High Accuracy
  • Rapid Results
  • Visual Verification
  • Comprehensive Kit

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PGX-Thrombo StripAssay



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Specifications of the PGX-Thrombo StripAssay

Optimizing Coumarin Anticoagulant Therapy with PGX-Thrombo StripAssay®: A Clinical Paradigm Shift

The application of anticoagulant agents, notably coumarin derivatives, remains critical for the medical management of thromboembolic disorders including stroke, myocardial infarction, and venous thromboembolism. Despite their efficacy, coumarins are fraught with a narrow therapeutic window and substantial inter-patient variability in dose-response relationships. The consequences of suboptimal dosing could range from life-threatening bleeding events to therapeutic failure. Therefore, individualized anticoagulation therapy is indispensable for patient safety and therapeutic efficacy.

Genetic Variability in Coumarin Response

Genetic polymorphisms have emerged as influential factors affecting drug response. Variants in the VKORC1 gene, responsible for coding the vitamin K epoxide reductase enzyme, can modulate sensitivity to coumarins. Additionally, variations in the CYP2C9 gene have a role in drug metabolism, thereby impacting the drug’s therapeutic action.

PGX-Thrombo StripAssay®: An Innovative Diagnostic Solution

Developed by ViennaLab Diagnostics, the PGX-Thrombo StripAssay® serves as an invaluable diagnostic tool for the identification of critical genetic variants impacting coumarin anticoagulation therapy. This assay facilitates a more targeted and individualized treatment approach.

Methodological Framework

The assay operates via a triad of distinct procedural steps:

  1. DNA Isolation: A straightforward extraction of genomic DNA from the patient sample.
  2. PCR Amplification: Utilizes biotinylated primers for a robust polymerase chain reaction (PCR) amplification.
  3. Hybridization: The amplified DNA fragments are subject to hybridization on a specialized test strip, containing immobilized allele-specific oligonucleotide probes. The end-point is ascertained via enzymatic color reaction.

Clinical Implications

The utilization of PGX-Thrombo StripAssay® can significantly enhance the precision of coumarin anticoagulant dosing. By identifying individual genetic factors that affect drug metabolism and sensitivity, this diagnostic tool provides clinicians with actionable insights. This facilitates a more individualized treatment strategy, thereby mitigating the risks associated with either under-dosing or over-dosing.

In a landscape that is increasingly recognizing the value of personalized medicine, the PGX-Thrombo StripAssay® represents a pivotal development in anticoagulant therapy management.

Components of the PGX-Thrombo StripAssay
  • Lysis Solution (50 ml)
  • GENXTRACT™ Resin (5 ml)
  • Amplification Mix (yellow cap, 500 µl)
  • Taq Dilution Buffer (transparent cap, 500 µl)
  • Taq DNA Polymerase (5 U/µl, red cap, 75 U)
  • DNAT (blue cap, 1.5 ml)
  • Typing Trays (3 units)
  • Test Strips (20 units)
  • Hybridization Buffer (white cap, 25 ml)
  • Wash Solution A (white cap, 80 ml)
  • Conjugate Solution (25 ml)
  • Wash Solution B (80 ml)
  • Color Developer (25 ml)
  • Collector™ Sheet (1 unit)

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