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WHY TO TEST:

To Rule out the Presence of an Inappropriate Blood Clot:
Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
Pulmonary Embolism (PE)
Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation (DIC)

WHEN TO TEST:

Chest Pain and Heavy Breathing
Surgery or Trauma
Obesity
Smoking
Dehydration
Swelling, Pain and Tenderness in the Limb(s) or Red Streaks Along Vains
Autoimmune Diseases (Diabetes Lupus, etc)
Hospitalization or Living in a Nursing Home
Traveling Long Distances (Plane, Car, Bus or Prolonged Bed Rest)
Immobilization (Brace or Cast)
Birth Control (Pills or Patch) or Hormone Replacement Therapy
Pregnancy or Recent Childbirth
Antiphospholipid Syndrome
Certain Cancers
Inherited Clotting Disorder (Factor V Leiden, prothrombin
20210 mutation, antiphospholipid antibodies)
Presence of a Congenital Abnormality of the Anatomy of the Veins
May-Thurner Syndrome (Narrowing of the Major Left Pelvic Vein)
History or Family History of DVT or PE

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SAMPLE REQUIRED:

Simple Blood Drop from the Finger (No Laboratory Testing)

SPECIAL PREPARATIONS:

None

TIME TO GET RESULTS:

5 Minutes

The currently available D-dimer tests are typically done in a hospital lab and required time to get results. We developed Aptamer for the D-Dimer series of Fibrin Degradation Products, a Critical Blood Clot Level Index. D-Dimer levels are CRITICAL when deep venous thrombosis (DVT), pulmonary embolism (PE), or disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC) are suspected.

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DNA-Based Aptamer for D-Dimer

Aptamer Diagnostic’s Aptamer discovery would not only lower the cost of D-Dimer testing but introduce longer-lasting test kits for laboratories and point-of-care testing for medical care providers.

Aptamers

Aptamers (often referred to as “synthetic” antibodies) are RNA or DNA oligonucleotides (or peptides) that, through their 3-dimensional structures, bind to specific targets (small molecules, large biomolecules, and even cells) with high affinity and specificity.

Aptamers for D-Dimer

This Aptamer is able to quantify the protein in blood samples. It is shown to be useful in homogeneous assays such as turbidimetry (comparable to clinically approved laboratory turbidimetric immunoassay) and in manual point-of-care agglutination tests.

Advantages

Aptamers can penetrate faster and more efficiently due to their small size. Aptamers are non-immunogenic in vivo and are thermally stable at ambient temperature. Aptamers are rapidly synthesized in large quantities at a low production cost.

Aptamer Diagnostic


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Phone: 972-668-6005
Fax: 972-668-6720
Email: contact@theaptamer.com