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Art and Science of Laboratory Medicine
Wednesday, June 19, 2013
New genetic marker predicts warfarin dose
A newfound genetic marker promises to better predict warfarin dose in African-Americans, according to a study published online in The Lancet. If confirmed in further studies, the finding may help to avert more of the bleeds and blood clots that come when a patient's starting dose misses the drug's narrow safety window.