Monoclonal antibody immobilization of platelet antibodies (MAIPA) is still considered the gold standard method to screen and identify anti-platelet antibodies. However, many discrepancies exist in MAIPA results from different labs due to the fact that most of them are using home-brew assays. Different platelet reagents, monoclonal antibodies and cut-offs all contribute to variations in MAIPA results.
apDia offers a CE marked MAIPA kit, containing well-characterized thrombocytes manufactured by employing a special proprietary production process and stable for an extended period of time. The apDia MAIPA kit is advantageous for standardization and simplification of platelet serology testing in your lab.