Prothrombin Time (PT) is one of the most frequently measured/analysed coagulation parameter. The Owren’s PT method is predominantly used in Scandinavia, Japan and parts of Benelux and Austria, where it is preferred over PT Quick method since it is less sensitive to interferences, and can be used with both whole blood and plasma.
For whole blood, plasma or capillary method, one- or two- components
For optical and mechanical detection systems
Distinct clot formation suitable for mechanical systems
Sensitive at remarkably low PT-activity (high INR)
MediRox Owren´s PT reagent GHI131-10 consist of lyophilised thromboplastin from rabbit brain powder and plasma fraction of bovine origin. The plasma fraction is to high degree deficient in FII, FVII and FX is the source of fibrinogen and FV. The reagent formula has been designed to create an extra strong clot, making it suitable for both mechanical and optical measuring systems.
MediRox PT Owren reagent is intended for the determination of Prothrombin Complex Activity and gives information about the activity of the vitamin K-dependent coagulation factors II, VII and X. A main reason for the preference for this method in Scandinavia is that the Owren´s method, in contrast to the more frequently used Quick method is less sensitive to interference by lupus antibodies, platelets or excess of citrate anticoagulant.The insensitivity to variations in Factor V and fibrinogen is also appreciated.
In addition, Owren´s PT can be measured in whole-blood or plasma, and since it employs a greater reagent-to-volume ratio, it is more suited for near-patient applications. Furthermore, the heparin insensitivity is better for the Owren´s method than the PT Quick method and to further increase the insensitivity to heparin, a polybrene buffer is available. Provided that results are expressed in INR, PT Quick and PT Owren give comparable results.
Sensitivity & Specificity
Details & Typical Data
|Factor sensitivity:||FII, FVII and FX|
|Interfering substances:||No interferences with Heparin <4 IE/mL*, Triglycerides <10 g/L, Bilirubin <500 mg/L, Hemoglobin <10 g/L|
|*when using buffer with Polybrene (MRX152)|
Stability & storage
|Shelf life:||24 months at 2-8 °C|
|Reconstituted solution:||7 days at 2-25 °C|
|Reference Number||Product Description||Pack Size|
|GHI131-10||MRX Owren's PT, 10 mL||10x10 mL|
|GHI131-4||MRX Owren's PT, 4mL||10x4 mL|
|GHI154||Diluent, 5 mL||10x5 mL|
|GHI154-2||Diluent, 2mL||10x2 mL|
|MRX150||PT Buffer Barbitural free||10x10 mL|
|MRX152||PT Buffer Barbitural free (Polybrene)||10x10 mL|
|GHI163/162/164||Scandinavian Normal Control Plasma||10x1 mL|
|GHI169/167B/170||Scandinavian Abnormal Control Plasma||10x1 mL|
MRX Owren's PT product line
GHI131-10MRX Owren's PT, 10mL
GHI131-4MRX Owren's PT, 4 mL
GHI155-2CaCl2, 2 mL
GHI155-5CaCl2, 5 mL
GHI155CaCl2, 100 mL
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