DISCONTINUED – REPLACEMENT: MP0280
Multiplate® GpIIbIIIa Antagonist is a reagent kit for use as quality control in platelet aggregation studies on the Multiplate® Analyzer. The GPIIb/IIIa Antagonist blocks the GPIIb/IIIa receptor and leads to abolished aggregation in all Multiplate® tests.
GpIIb/IIIa antagonist inhibits the fibrinogen receptors of the platelets thus preventing their adhesion onto the sensor wires of the Multiplate® test cell. The reagent is employed in combination with the Multiplate activating reagents TRAPtest, ASPItest, COLtest and ADPtest. Addition of GpIIb/IIIa antagonist to the blood sample leads to strongly reduced aggregation in TRAPtest, ADPtest, ASPItest and COLtest.
Reagents, Storage and Stability
- MP0520: Multiplate® GpIIb/IIIa antagonist, synthetic GpIIb/IIIa antagonist (molecular weight 495 g/mol in a concentration of 50 µg/ml), 1 x 0.5 ml, liquid, ready for use.
- MP0280: Multiplate® GpIIb/IIIa antagonist, synthetic GpIIb/IIIa antagonist (molecular weight 495 g/mol in a concentration of 50 µg/ml), 3 x 0.5 ml, liquid, ready for use.
GpIIb/IIIa antagonist contains a synthetic inhibitor of the platelet GpIIb/IIIa receptor with a molecular weight of 495 g/mol at a concentration of 50 µg/ml. Blocking the GpIIb/IIIa receptor leads to abolished aggregation in the Multiplate tests. This allows the assessment of a positive control (strongly inhibited aggregation) in all tests. Furthermore unspecific effects of chemicals present in the sample onto the Multiplate® sensors can be elucidated (e.g. addition of oxidative substances into the blood).