From Maureen (Mo) Tacke, St Luke's Health System: Hi George, our institution is coming to the joyous time of lot roll over in coagulation, and it’s got me wondering... Is our process a little (or a lot) overkill? Current process: Normal ref range studies (20 normals) for PT , PTT , FIB, AT , TT , PC , PS , DRVVT , SCT, APCR , factor VIII, factor IX, VWF activity, VWF antigen Lot to Lot studies (20, spanning the range) for all tests listed above plus D-dimer. Control Studies (assayed controls), 10 runs over a minimum of 5 days.
Jun 27, 2019 8:22pm
I (Geo) recently learned of an acquaintance who has developed venous thoracic outlet syndrome (VTOS), also termed "effort thrombosis" or more formally, Paget-Schroetter syndrome. This is thrombosis of the axilosubclavian vein where the vein passes by the junction of the clavicle and first rib.
Jun 27, 2019 7:14pm
Thanks to the American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science for providing George with the opportunity to present "Aspirin, the 1899 Wonder Drug Lives Again," and thanks to the many participants who came to hear the talk. Click or tap here for an updated copy of the presentation handout.
Jun 5, 2019 5:46pm
The CHA2DS2-VASc score assigns points to a series of clinical observations in patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation (AFIB ). CHA2DS2-VASc scores are used to predict the risk of ischemic stroke.