These guidelines are the most recent from the Anticoagulation Forum and cover the most recent and available evidence on COVID-19.
Having an understanding of what happens when enables you to know how to proceed with coagulation testing.
Coagulation is truly a puzzle. You need to be part scientist, part artist, and part detective to survive in this laboratory.
There appears to be an association between four coagulation factors and the occurrence of migraine with aura
February reminds us to take care of our heart both emotionally and physically.
The more that you can standardize a test, use purchased reagents, manufactures controls and minimize variables the better the outcomes.
As we end 2021, we hope to slow down the spread of this virus,
or we need to get used to the new normal.
SARS-CoV-2 infection is associated with inflammation and thrombosis.
Having your eyes open for yourself and family and patients is an important step in minimizing the risk of VTE.
Further studies are needed to evaluate the exact role of VWF in pathogenesis and severity of COVID-19 infection.
At one time or another everyone will notice
a bruise and think where did I get that?
It is important that laboratories perform adequate corrective action when troubleshooting a PT result. This may lead to a better quality of testing, reliable test results and of course ensure patient safety.