Corgenix Offers AspirinWorks to Test Platelets for Heart Disease, Stroke Patients


April 3, 2008

Corgenix Medical Corp. offers the Corgenix AspirinWorks platelets test kit product for patients with heart disease or stroke.

AspirinWorks is a simple urine test that determines the effect of aspirin on platelets by measuring the level of thromboxane production (aspirin's target). The higher the levels of thromboxane, the stickier the blood platelets, and the less impact the aspirin is having. This crucial information allows physicians to individualize a patient's aspirin therapy.

Unlike other platelet tests, which require freshly drawn blood that must be evaluated within at least 4 hours, the current AspirinWorks test only requires a urine sample that can be obtained in any doctor's office or patient service center, making the test easy for both physician and patient.