Laboratory evaluation of aspirin responsiveness

Am J Hematol. 2010 May;85(5):358-60. doi: 10.1002/ajh.21674.


Aspirin is the most commonly used antiplatelet medication. Laboratory monitoring of aspirin response has recently become a topic of interest due to potential impacts on patient management and clinical outcomes. This article summarizes available laboratory testing of aspirin response with focus on technical issues, limitations, and current opinion on the utility of routine patient testing.

MeSH terms

  • Aspirin / pharmacokinetics
  • Aspirin / pharmacology*
  • Humans
  • Platelet Aggregation / drug effects*
  • Platelet Function Tests / methods*
  • Thromboxane B2 / blood
  • Thromboxane B2 / urine


  • Thromboxane B2
  • Aspirin