AspirinWorks® Takes the Stage at Pri-Med Southwest 2011
Test for aspirin effect is simple and non-invasive
DENVER — March 23, 2011 — Corgenix Medical Corporation (OTCQB: CONX.PK), a worldwide developer and marketer of diagnostic test kits, will be exhibiting and offering complimentary testing for its AspirinWorks® Test at Pri-Med® Southwest 2011 in Houston, Texas.
Corgenix representatives will be on-hand during the conference March 24-26 in booth No. 114 at the George R. Brown Convention Center to answer questions about anti-platelet therapy and testing for the aspirin effect. The AspirinWorks Test will be offered to qualified attendees during regular exhibit hours, and test results will be provided after the conference.
AspirinWorks is a simple, non-invasive lab test performed on a urine specimen, which helps doctors accurately determine aspirin effect in apparently healthy individuals by measuring levels of 11-dehydro thromboxane B2 (11-dhTxB2). High levels of 11-dhTxB2, a metabolite of thromboxane, the target of aspirin therapy, heighten the risk of cardiovascular events, including stroke, myocardial infarction and cardiac death.
Millions of Americans take a daily aspirin to prevent heart attack or stroke but don’t know if the aspirin is having the desired effect. The goal of aspirin therapy is to reduce levels of thromboxane in the blood, decreasing platelet stickiness, and therefore reducing the chance of forming a blood clot.
Launched in the U.S in June 2007 following FDA 510(k) clearance, the AspirinWorks Test is now available nationwide through major medical laboratories, including Quest Diagnostics,
LabCorp, Health Diagnostic Laboratory, Diagnostic Laboratory Medicine and offered locally in the Houston area as the Aspirin Response Test at SpectraCell Laboratories.
Unlike other functional platelet tests that require freshly drawn blood that must be evaluated in five hours, the AspirinWorks Test is performed on a random urine sample that can be obtained in any doctor’s office. Physicians and laboratories interested in ordering the test can call 1-800-729- 5661 x180, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. More information is also available at www.aspirinworks.com.
About Corgenix Medical Corporation
Corgenix is a leader in the development and manufacturing of specialized diagnostic kits for immunology disorders, vascular diseases and bone and joint disorders, including the world’s only non-blood-based test for aspirin effect. Corgenix diagnostic products are commercialized for use in clinical laboratories throughout the world. The company currently sells over 50 diagnostic products through a global distribution network. More information is available at www.corgenix.com.
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