Identifying Protein S Deficiency as a Risk Factor for Venous Thromboembolism
Dr. Kathrin Heidinger
Hemostasis Center, University of Giessen and Marburg, Germany
Prof. Dr. Rolf Mesters
Hemostasis Center, University Hospital Münster, Germany
Protein S deficiency has long been recognized as a leading risk factor for developing venous thromboembolism. Manufactured in the liver, protein S is an endogenous anticoagulant required as a cofactor for the protein C pathway, an important inhibitor system in coagulation. Whether contracted congenitally or acquired secondarily to numerous underlying disorders or therapies, this deficiency can potentially lead to venous thrombosis and life-threatening complications such as pulmonary embolism.
Join our complimentary webinar, “Identifying Protein S Deficiency as a Risk Factor for Venous Thromboembolism,” to learn more about how the Siemens INNOVANCE® Free PS Ag Assay* augments thrombophilia screening efforts by providing easy, specific, and stable protein S antigen testing.
This webinar focusses on the relationship between protein S and venous thromboembolism, including insight into new diagnostic options used to help identify protein S deficiency.
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- The role of protein S in anticoagulation
- Protein S deficiency as a risk factor for venous thromboembolism
- Methods of protein S determination
- The advantages of using INNOVANCE Free PS Ag Assay for free protein S antigen testing
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