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Clot formation is the final result of contact between several plasma proteins, culminating in the transfer of fibrinogen to fibrin and the cross-linking of fibrin by activated factor XIII, which stabilizes the formed clot. Deficit or systemic abnormality of the factors involved in these responses triggers bleeding disorders. Natural regulators of clotting agents include antithrombin III, S protein, and C protein.
When triggered, these proteins inactivate particular clotting factors, provide a regulating function to regulate the coagulation reaction and limit the spread of the clot. Physiological or environmental antagonists should not be confused with acquired coagulation factors inhibitors which are mentioned in this study. Coagulation factor antagonists, also known as circulating anticoagulants, are antibodies that neutralize particular clotting proteins and interact with their normal function.

Uses of aPTT

Partial thromboplastin time (PTT) and active partial thromboplastin time (aPTT) are used to measure the same functions; additionally, an activator is introduced in aPTT that accelerates the process of clotting and results in a wider reference range. APTT is considered to be a more sensitive version of PTT and is used to monitor the patient's response to heparin therapy.
Activated partial thromboplastin time (APTT) is a procedure conducted to examine bleeding complications and to track patients taking an anti-thrombin-inhibiting medication such as heparin and thrombin.

How it works?

The APTT procedure requires blood that is decalcified to avoid clotting before the test starts. The plasma is isolated by a centrifugation cycle. (Ionized) Calcium and triggering compounds are applied to the plasma to initiate the inner process of the coagulation cascade. The same compounds are: kaolin (hydrated aluminum silicate) and cephaline. Kaolin is used to activate the contact-dependent factor XII, and cephaline replacements for platelet phospholipids. Partial thromboplastin period is the time it takes to shape a clot estimated in seconds. Usually, in 35 seconds, the sample will clot.

Market Overview

According to a report by Research Dive on the activated partial thromboplastin test market  forecast will be $601.2 million by 2026, at a 6.8% CAGR, and has been increasing from $353.0 million in 2018. Geographically, the Activated Partial Thromboplastine Test market is classified into North America, Americas, Latin America, South Asia, East Asia, Oceania, Middle East and Africa. North America is influential in the industry due to improved surgical diagnostic procedures, supportive policies by the World Health Organization, expanded research and development efforts, and so on. Europe is the next major contributor to the development of the Activated Partial Thromboplastine Test due to a high level of health education, improved per capita income and other prices.

Key Companies Profiled    

  • Abbott
  • Danaher
  • bioMérieux, Inc.
  • Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc.
  • Siemens Healthcare Private Limited
  • Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd
  • Takara Bio Inc.
  • ThermoFisher
  • Ortho Clinical Diagnostics
  • HORIBA, Ltd.
  • Beckman Coulter, Inc.

Key Strategies

Various organic and inorganic growth strategies adopted by the key players, such as new product launches, agreements, partnerships, expansions, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, and others, to strengthen their position in this market. 

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