Posts - Factor Assays

Jan 30, 2019 12:31pm
Please click or tap our December 31, 2018 Quick Question post, a case study of a 6-year-old boy with chronic bleeding. We had a 2018–19 record 76 responses. The choices and responses are as follows.
Jan 29, 2019 4:58pm
Beginning with a 2016 Quick Question and continuing to our most recent post in March, 2018, we've devoted altogether six entries to the 2012 CDC refinements of the Nijmegen-Bethesda assay. These have culminated in the following material, which appears in Fritsma GA, Chapter 41, Laboratory Evaluation of Hemostasis; in Keohane EM, Otto C, Walenga JM. Rodak's Hematology: Clinical Principles and Applications, Sixth Edition, Elsevier, 2019. This latest edition makes its debut at the 2019 American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science Clinical Laboratory Educators' Conference, February 21–23 in Baltimore, commorating the life of its original editor, Bernadette Rodak, who passed away in March, 2016.
Oct 2, 2018 6:05am
Our September, 2018 Quick Question was a quiz with one correct answer addressing our knowledge of the coagulation cascade: Which coagulation factor is the first activated in the extrinsic pathway? With 144 responding, the answers were: Factor XII: 16 (11%) Factor IX: 9 (6%) Factor VII: 105 (73%) Prothrombin: 14 (10%)