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Direct oral anticoagulants and APTT, PT results: The risk of normal results in patients on therapy

July 2018—With the introduction of direct oral anticoagulants (DOAC) there is a paradigm shift in the use and understanding of screening coagulation tests to determine a patient’s bleeding risk. In patients on DOAC therapy, clinicians cannot rely on normal activated partial thromboplastin time (APTT) and prothrombin time (PT) results to reflect the patient’s level of anticoagulation.

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