microRNA biomarkers of platelet function
Circulating platelet microRNAs (thrombomiRs®) are novel biomarkers for intrinsic and on-treatment platelet reactivity. thrombomiRs® are secreted from platelets during their activation and can be detected in plasma and serum. Commonly used platelet function tests e.g. LTA, VerifyNow® or PFA-100®, require fresh blood and agonists. Therefore, they clearly lack standardization and their analytical variability may induce misinterpretations. The thrombomiR® kit enables an in vivo measure of platelet function, independently of the activation pathway.