This product has been discontinued in the North American market. If you have interest in purchasing a legacy system or compatible reagents, please contact us.
Multiplate® ASA Reagent is a reagent kit containing aspirin (acetylsalicylic acid, ASA) at 30 mg/mL to be used as a quality control material in platelet aggregation studies with the Multiplate® analyzer.
Acetylsalicylic acid produces an antiplatelet effect by inhibiting the production of thromboxane, which under normal circumstances promotes platelet binding to each other and the injury site of the damaged walls of blood vessels.
Please note the catalog # for Multiplate ASA Control Kit has changed to 08115796001. You may have previously ordered this product under catalog #s MP0270 or 06675921190.
Reagents, Storage and Stability
- 08115796001: Multiplate® ASA Reagent reagent, Kit, acetylsalicylic acid, 3 x 1.0 mL, lyophilized (30 mg/mL), without micro test tubes for aliquotation. Unopened vials of ASA Control reagent must be stored at 2-8°C. The reagent is stable until the expiry date printed on the vial label when stored under these conditions. If reconstituted reagent is not aliquoted into micro test tubes, the original vial should be stored in an upright position. Stable for 7 days after reconstitution when stored at 2-8°C, 4 weeks at < -20°C, or 24 hours at room temperature after one time thawing.
- 06675743190: Multiplate® ASA Reagent Aliquot Vials, Bag, 100 micro tubes color coded (0range) for aliquotation.
No longer available
Addition of ASA Control to blood samples leads to reduced aggregation in the ASPItest and the COLtest. Upon addition to the blood sample, the platelet cyclooxygenase pathway is blocked and the cyclooxygenase-dependent Multiplate tests, ASPItest and COLtest are inhibited. This allows the assessment of an abnormal response in these tests.