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miércoles, 12 de octubre de 2016

Coagulation Studies

TAMING THE SRU
Taming The SRU - October 11, 2016 - By Murphy-Crews A
Peer Review and Editing by R LaFollette R
Coagulation Cascade - licensed for reuse by CC SA-3.0 - original available at https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Coagulation_full.svg
..."Now that we have a brief refresher on what the body is doing, let’s delve into the mechanism of our coagulation assays.
Coagulation studies need to be collected in a tube with sodium citrate (light blue top). The citrate in the tube binds calcium, which inactivates the clotting potential. Tubes need to be adequately filled, since an excessive amount of citrate/blood can further inhibit coagulation and skew results- so this isn’t a test we can accurately run with that tiny drop we get before a line blew.
The standard coag panel provides three variables: PT, aPTT and INR..."