Journal article

Hot topics in coagulation testing: Important considerations for testing children for bleeding/thrombotic disorders

Marzia Rahman, Carly George, Paul Monagle

International Journal of Laboratory Hematology | WILEY | Published : 2020

Abstract

The accurate use and interpretation of diagnostic investigations are essential for safe and effective patient care. Appropriate application and interpretation of coagulation testing can be challenging, and many controversies exist relating to the standardization of testing procedures, the application of relevant tests to different patient populations and the interpretation of test results. We present a list of the most prominent controversies in coagulation testing and have selected three specific examples (age-appropriate reference ranges, therapeutic anticoagulation monitoring and tests of thrombin generation) for closer discussion, highlighting examples with a paediatric framework. We dis..

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