05591403 is referenced by 59 patents and cites 16 patents.

A portable device for performing coagulation tests on a patient's blood. Blood is first drawn from a patient using a lancet. The blood is then supplied to a disposable cuvette placed within the testing device. The blood is drawn into multiple conduits within the cuvette. Each of the conduits contains a dried or lyophilized activation reagent that is rehydrated by the blood. The blood in each of the conduits is then reciprocally moved across a restricted region until a predetermined degree of coagulation occurs. Since the coagulation time is being monitored in multiple conduits, a representation coagulation time for a given sample can be determined. In at least one of the conduits a normalizing control agent is present. The normalizing control agent counteracts any effects of anticoagulants present in the blood sample, thereby allowing the blood sample to have generally normal coagulation characteristics. The normalized blood is tested simultaneously with the untreated blood to provide a reference value against which the functionality of the test system and the quality of the sample can be judged.

Title
Portable prothrombin time test apparatus and associated method of performing a prothrombin time test
Application Number
327320
Publication Number
5591403
Application Date
March 18, 1996
Publication Date
January 7, 1997
Inventor
Albert Simone
Fords
NJ, US
Eduardo Marcelino
Edison
NJ, US
James A Mawhirt
Brooklyn
NY, US
Anthony Kuklo Jr
Bridgewater
NJ, US
Ming Huang
Milltown
NJ, US
Catherine M Cimini
Somerset
NJ, US
Michael Gavin
Warren
NJ, US
Agent
Plevy & Associates
Assignee
International Technidyne Corporation
NJ, US
IPC
G01N 33/86
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