HITAlert – New Tool in Heparin Induced Thrombocytopenia Research

Posted: April 6, 2020

cancer research

Introducing the new HITAlert™ Kit

Flow Cytometry kit from IQ Products, for the functional analysis of Heparin-Induced Thrombocytopenia

Heparin-induced thrombocytopenia (HIT) is a distinct immune-mediated state in which laboratory detection of the antibodies is extremely useful. This functional flow cytometric assay assesses the ability of a test sample to activate platelets in the presence of heparin.

HITAlert™ Kit Features

  • Functional assessment of platelet activation where reactivity is independent of PF4
  • Complete kit with ready-to-use reagents & controls
  • Non-radioactive approach utilizing standard flow cytometry
  • Rapid results (<2 hours)
  • Specifically detects heparin-complexed antibodies, includingIL-8/heparin & NAP-2/heparin complexed antibodies

HITAlert™ Test Principle:

Donor platelets (PRP) + test sample + heparin = platelet activation?


(1) PRP + heparin (blank)
(2) Positive control (chemical)
(3) PRP + test sample
(4) PRP + test sample + heparin
(5) PRP + test sample + high dose heparin

  HIT Alert Heparin Induced Thrombocytopenia HIT Alert Heparin Induced Thrombocytopenia HIT Alert Heparin Induced Thrombocytopenia

Visit diapharma.com for an easy to follow instructional video

Research use only in the U.S. and Canada. Not for diagnostic


Diapharma Group, Inc., 8948 Beckett Rd, West Chester, OH 45069