Assay for Quantifying Polyphosphate in Plasma

Dr. Morrissey from the University of IL has developed a novel assay for quantifying polyP levels in patient plasma. This assay allows for polyP quantitation to be performed quickly and in a clinical setting without purification of polyP from plasma. It uses widely available coagulometer. Accurate quantification of circulating polyP levels in a patient's blood will give insight into potential risk of thrombotic and inflammatory diseases. In addition, polyP levels may be significant in conditions such as cancer, sepsis, and trauma-induced coagulopathy.