Journal article

Thrombophilia testing in a tertiary paediatric hospital: Indications, outcomes and appropriateness

Aryanto Sudarmana, Paul Monagle

JOURNAL OF PAEDIATRICS AND CHILD HEALTH | WILEY | Published : 2015

Abstract

AIM: The association between inherited thrombophilia and thrombotic disease in children is unclear. As a result, whether expensive thrombophilia tests are indicated in children is a contentious issue. This retrospective study aimed to assess the appropriateness of thrombophilia testing and the associated cost of inappropriate testing at a tertiary paediatric hospital. METHODS: We conducted a search for thrombophilia tests ordered at the Royal Children's Hospital between 1 January 2011 and 31 December 2013. Using pathology and clinical records, we collected data relating to demographics, clinical data, indications, requesting departments and impact on patient management. RESULTS: Over the 3-y..

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