2016 Cheat Sheet

Michelle Fahs asks about techniques for managing specimens when the hematocrit is greater than 55%

September 2016 Quick Question: Hemolysis

George's Bangor presentations.

Dr. Samir Patel presents an interesting case of bleeding with all normal coagulation lab results.

Vicki Cardone plans to discontinue the bleeding time.

Kirk Guyer speculates about using citrated whole blood for PTTs.

A patient asks about cell-free DNA testing on a specimen collected while on low molecular weight heparin therapy.

Estelle Ninnimann asks if platelet counts in citrate blood specimens are accurate when the specimen is stored at room temperature.

Lauren Ball asks about specimen storage requirements.

A question of how the high hematocrit citrate volume correction formula was derived.