August 2016 Cheat Sheet

How to monitor Plavix and aspirin reversal by administration of platelet concentrate.

IL announces the July 27, 2016 approval of their on-demand HIT immunoassay.

Discussion of thromboelastography as a means for monitoring aspirin and clopidogrel-based bleeding reversal using platelet concentrate.

George answers a patient whose DRVVT reported a positive ratio while on rivaroxaban.

In response to Dr. Mirta Arias, George provides a discussion of the Nijmegen-Bethesda assay for coagulation inhibitors and derivation of the Nijmegen-Bethesda unit.

Susan Lemire asks how to manage counts and differentials on clotted synovial fluid.

Susan Lemire asks about how to manage specimens with normal platelet counts whose blood films reveal platelet clumps.