Posts - Anticoagulant Therapy

Mar 16, 2021 11:35am
Here is a recent question from a colleague. "Dear George, A patient with a PE of unknown etiology, is now completing their 6th month of Eliquis therapy. When is the ideal time to check a D-dimer? Thank you."
Jan 31, 2021 6:14pm
Our January, 2021 Quick Question asked, "How does your facility monitor warfarin in an atrial fibrillation [AFIB ] patient with lupus anticoagulant [LAC ]? The answers were...
Jan 2, 2021 1:36pm
Before 2010, several articles were published supporting the chromogenic factor X [CFX] assay [not to be confused with the chromogenic anti-factor Xa heparin assay] for monitoring warfarin therapy, especially in patients whose lupus anticoagulant [LAC } could falsely prolong the prothrombin time.
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Nov 11, 2020 7:13pm
From Asha Rajai: Is it OK to use DOAC-STOP for lupus testing? Has it been approved by ISTH or CLSI?