Laboratory Hemostasis: A Practical Guide for Pathologists

Laboratory Hemostasis: A Practical Guide for Pathologists

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Edited by Sterling T. Bennett, Edited by Christopher M. Lehman, Edited by George M. Rodgers

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  • Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
  • Format: Paperback | 244 pages
  • Dimensions: 142mm x 198mm x 15mm | 249g
  • Publication date: 1 May 2007
  • Publication City/Country: New York, NY
  • ISBN 10: 0387368388
  • ISBN 13: 9780387368382
  • Edition: 1
  • Illustrations note: 29 black & white illustrations, 27 black & white tables, biography
  • Sales rank: 910,253

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This handbook addresses the need for a straightforward reference for managing a hemostasis laboratory and coordinating testing across multiple locations and technologies. The handbook format allows quick reference to specific topics and is useful for answering specific questions or for Board exam review. The full spectrum of coagulation testing, basics of methodology and instrumentation, and the responsibilities of the laboratory director are covered.

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Coagulation testing is the basis for the diagnosis of bleeding and thrombotic disorders, as well as the mainstay of anti-coagulant monitoring and management. This handbook will provide practical information and guidance on the topics relevant to directing a coagulation laboratory and be of interest to pathologists, clinical laboratory scientists, residents, fellows, as well as coagulation laboratory supervisors, technologists and technicians. Sterling T. Bennett, M.D., M.S., is the Medical Director, Intermountain Healthcare Central Laboratory, and Volunteer Adjunct Associate Professor of Pathology, University of Utah Health Sciences Center, Salt Lake City, Utah. Christopher M. Lehman, M.D., is an Associate Professor of Pathology, University of Utah Health Sciences Center and the Assistant Director of Hospital Clinical Laboratories, ARUP, Inc., Salt Lake City, Utah. George M. Rodgers, M.D., Ph.D., is a Professor of Medicine and Pathology, Division of Hematology, University of Utah Health Sciences Center and the Medical Director of the Coagulation Laboratory, ARUP Laboratories, Salt Lake City, Utah.

Table of contents

Role and Responsibilities of the Laboratory Director.- Collection of Coagulation Specimens.- Instrumentation for the Coagulation Laboratory.- Validation of Coagulation Assays, Instruments and Reagents.- Hemostasis Screening Assays.- Testing for Inherited Bleeding Disorders.- Testing for Acquired Platelet Disorders.- Acquired Coagulation Disorders and TTP.- Testing for Inherited and Acquired Thrombotic Disorders.- Monitoring Anticoagulant Therapy.- Coagulation Testing and Transfusion Medicine.