DOAC-Stop™ removes all types of Direct Oral Anti-Coagulants (DOACs; dabigatran, apixaban, rivaroxaban, and edoxaban, etc) from test plasmas with minimal effect on underlying blood clotting tests. Just add one mini-tablet per 1ml test plasma (volume is not critical), mix for 10 minutes and centrifuge down the adsorbent. The resulting plasma is then depleted of DOACs and yields similar APTT, dRVVT , PT(INR) and other results as if DOACs had not been present.
Reversing agents coming into therapeutic use for individual DOACs are not widely available for lab tests. DOAC-Stop™ is now offered for simplifying the diagnostic problems associated with DOACs. It absorbs up to an estimated 2,000ng/ml of any DOAC in less than 10 minutes. Unlike therapeutic additives for reversing DOACs it leaves no residual effect. It can be used for checking if DOACs are present in samples giving unexpectedly prolonged clotting test or abnormal chromogenic test results. There is negligible interference with vitamin K antagonist or heparinoid anticoagulants. Plasmas treated with DOAC-Stop™ can be used for valid factor assays and in testing for thrombotic risk. In particular it can prevent false LAC positive results due to DOACs or other agents in testing for lupus anticoagulants.