March 2019, Vol. 4, No. 3, pp 67-69.
Comparison between Automated and Manual methods of PT and APTT in Khartoum – Sudan
Mosaab Adam Jobair¹, Fatima Mahmoud Salih², Samar Aba-yazied Alhag³
¹Haj alsafi Teaching Hospitals, El Hikma Organization, Sudan.
²Bashaer Hospital, Al balsam Medical Centre, Sudan.
³Gharb Alneel College, Sudan.
*Corresponding author’s e-mail: email@example.com
The present study was designed to compare between prothrombin time (PT) and activated partial thromboplastin time (APTT) using the manual and automated methods of analysis. Determine PT, APTT using automated coagulometer (clot2; SEAC) and manually. Then results was collected, compared, and analyzed using the statistical program (SPSS). The mean of PT in automated method was 19.36±11.4 SD, in manual method the mean was 20.99±11.3 SD. The mean of APTT in automated method was 34.2±5.2 SD, in manual method the mean was 37.3±5.3 SD.The study concluded that there was a significant variation between manual and automated methods of PT and APTT.
Keywords: Manual method; Automated method; Coagulometer; Prothrombin time; Activated partial thromboplastin time.
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