Multiplate® ASPItest is a reagent kit used for monitoring of Aspirin® and other cycloxygenase inhibitors in routine platelet aggregation studies for the evaluation of normal platelet function on the Multiplate® Analyzer. The ASPItest reagent is a lyophilized preparation of arachidonic acid (AA), stock concentration 15 mM.
Please note the catalog # for Multiplate® ASPItest has changed to 08115826001. You may have previously ordered this under catalog #s MP0210 or 06675816190.
Reagents, Storage and Stability
- 08115826001: Multiplate® ASPItest reagent, Kit, 3 x 1.0 ml. 150 tests. Stable until the expiration date printed on the vial label when stored at 2-8°C.
- 06675662190: Multiplate® ASPItest Aliquot Vials, Bag, 100 color coded micro test tubes for aliquotation.
No longer available
In the ASPItest, platelets are activated by arachidonic acid, which is converted by the platelet cyclooxygenase enzyme (COX-1) to the potent platelet agonist thromboxane A2. Arachidonic acid alone is not a platelet agonist and is the physiological substrate of the platelet COX-1. Therefore, platelet activation in the ASPItest allows a very sensitive and specific detection of Aspirin® action.