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Sep 18, 2022 6:43pm
We celebrate the life of Dr. William [Bill] Lawrence Nichols, Jr, who passed away suddenly on September 7, 2022, at his home. Dr. Nichols was an esteemed hematologist who specialized in hemostasis. He served at
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Aug 31, 2022 5:45pm
Our September 2022 Cheat Sheet is now available here and will arrive in your mailbox soon. Please provide your feedback and help us list upcoming events.
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Aug 31, 2022 4:55pm
Our September 2022 Quick Question asks, "You collect blood for a heparin assay. How soon must you centrifuge the specimen?" Please answer using your facility's protocol and provide your discussion in the comments section. [Please don't be thwarted by the Recaptcha function, it is there to prevent cheating!
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Aug 31, 2022 4:45pm
Our August 2022 Quick Question attracted 34 responses [despite our discouraging "Recaptcha" security function] and asked, "You test for lupus anticoagulant [LAC ] using a low-PL PTT reagent and a hex-phase high-PL mix. The mix results are 10 seconds shorter than the first test. What do you conclude?" LAC positive 32% [11] LAC negative 18% [6] Inconclusive 15% [5\ First confirm with DRVVT 35% [12]
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