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7:34 PM
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Feb 19, 2009
 |  BC Extra  |  Clinical News

Warfarin genetic test data released

The International Warfarin Pharmacogenetics Consortium reported Thursday that based on its study of about 4,000 patients it has developed a pharmacogenetic dose algorithm for initial doses of warfarin, a widely used anticoagulant. A validation cohort of about 1,000 subjects demonstrated that the algorithm identified larger proportions of patients requiring 21 mg of warfarin or less per week and of patients...

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