Posts - Platelet Function Testing

Feb 19, 2017 4:21pm
Dr. Sarode's February 17 post mentioned acquired Glanzmann thrombasthenia (GT
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Feb 17, 2017 6:22pm
From Ravinda (Ravi) Sarode, MD, Chief of Pathology, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas. Hey George, sorry for late response.
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Feb 11, 2017 9:34am
Here's additional follow-up to Heather DeVries's February 9 whole blood lumiaggregometry discussion, which attracted comments from Bob Gosselin, Dave McGlasson, and Drs. Catherine Hayward and Emmanuel Favaloro. Dr.
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Feb 9, 2017 8:53am
From Heather DeVries, Indiana University Health: We currently perform our platelet aggregations using PRP , but would like to investigate whole blood aggregometry. Our pathologist feels that if we do that, we should also look into lumiaggregometry. He does agree that it would improve our sensitivity to platelet functions disorders (i.e. storage pool disease), but wanted to hear thoughts from other facilities doing the testing. How cumbersome is it to the lab staff? PRP processing is a huge burden with so few people in our special coag lab. What about the expense to the lab? To give you an idea of our volume, we performed 110 aggregations in 2016. Thanks again, Heather.
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