Snake Venoms

  • RVVX310 - Russell's Viper Venom (Daboia russelii) - 10 x 0.2 mg/vial

Russell's Viper venom can be used in the determination of factor deficiency and in the dilute Russell’s Viper Venom Time (DRVVT) for the diagnosis of the lupus anticoagulant.

  • ECTT330 - Echis Carinatus Venom (Echis time) - 10 x 2 mL

For use in the detection of Vitamin K deficiency and the monitoring of direct thrombin inhibitors. Echis Carinatus venom, in the absence of phospholipid and calcium is a direct activator of prothrombin. When used in conjunction with Taipan (Oxyuranus scutellatus) Snake Venom Time (TSVT) it can be a useful confirmatory test in the diagnosis of lupus anticoagulants (LAs).

  • TAVX320 - Taipan Venom (Oxyuranus scutellatus) - 10 x 2.0 mL

In the presence of phospholipid and calcium ions Taipan venom is a direct activator of prothrombin in the absence of factors V, VII, & X; Taipan venom can thus be used in the detection LAs, and is particularly useful in patients receiving oral anticoagulant therapy.