Blood Transfusion 5-2018 (September-October)
Position Paper on laboratory testing for patients on direct oral anticoagulants. A Consensus Document from the SISET, FCSA, SIBioC and SIPMeL
Authors:  Armando Tripodi, Walter Ageno, Marcello Ciaccio, Cristina Legnani, Giuseppe Lippi, Cesare Manotti, Rossella Marcucci, Marco Moia, Benedetto Morelli, Daniela Poli, Agostino Steffan, Sophie Testa
Pages:  462-470
To cite this article:  433 Blood Transfus 2018; 16: 433-762-70
Doi:  10.2450/2017.0124-17
Published online:  13/09/2017

Although direct oral anticoagulants (DOAC) do not require dose-adjustment on the basis of laboratory test results, the measurement of their anticoagulant effect is useful in special situations. This position paper issued by the Italian Scientific Societies that are mainly involved in the management of patients on DOAC is aimed at providing guidance to care-givers on which tests should be used and the situations in which testing is useful. The guidance is based on the data from the literature so far available and/or on consensus among experts.

Keywords: DOAC, anticoagulation, thrombosis, consensus.
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