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assay

1. 
a. an analysis, esp a determination of the amount of metal in an ore or the amounts of impurities in a precious metal
b. (as modifier): an assay office
2. a substance undergoing an analysis
3. a written report on the results of an analysis

assay

[′a‚sā]
(analytical chemistry)
Qualitative or quantitative determination of the components of a material, as an ore or a drug.
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Using an Anti-Xa assay to monitor UFH has reduced blood transfusions by 4.
The American College of Chest Physicians approved use of the anti-Xa assay (Garcia, Baglin, Weitz, & Sanama, 2012).
Evaluate the local utility and practicality of validating currently available methods to quantify the anticoagulant activity of DTI (dilute thrombin time or ecarin time calibrated with dabigatran) and DFXaI (chromogenic anti-Xa assay calibrated with rivaroxaban or apixaban).
The anti-Xa assay is currently available for enoxaparin and nadroparin at the Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Hospital NHLS haematology laboratory ((011) 488-3068 or (011) 489-8534) as well as in private laboratories.
LMWH levels cannot be monitored by the aPTT, but require a specialised anti-Xa assay, which is currently available at Johannesburg Hospital Haematology Laboratory (tel (011) 488-3068).
Rivaroxaban has been shown to prolong the prothrombin time, (7,8) activated partial thromboplastin time, (9) and dilute Russell viper venom time (DRVVT) (10) in a concentration-dependent manner, but measuring drug activity by chromogenic anti-Xa assay may be preferred.
INR responses vary widely depending on the thromboplastin assay reagent, but a calibrated anti-Xa assay appears to be a suitable method for determination of Riva concentration (13-16).