Reagents, Hematology, Coagulation, Thrombophilia Marker, Prostacyclin
Definition : Hematology reagents used for qualitative and/or quantitative determination in plasma of prostacyclin, a prostaglandin synthesized by the vascular endothelial cells. Prostacyclin is a powerful vasodilator and inhibitor of platelet aggregation; increased levels in blood may indicate the occurrence of thrombosis (i.e., it is considered a thrombophilia marker). Prostacyclin is also used as a therapeutic drug.
Entry Terms : "Prostacyclin Determination Reagents"
UMDC code : 19746