On April 29, Crystal Azavedo asked about laboratories that monitor dabigatran with the ecarin clotting time (ECT). Last week at the Thrombosis and Hemostasis Summit of North America I became reacquainted with long-time colleague, Dr. Leon Zuckerman, founder of Coagulation Consultants of Des Plaines, Illinois. Coagulation Consultants is a full-service hemostasis reference laboratory that also offers the ECT. It was good to see Dr. Zuckerman and to be reminded of his laboratory, which has provided reliable service for many years. Geo.