An international study of how laboratories handle and evaluate patient samples after detecting an unexpected APTT prolongation


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Ajzner E., Rogic D., Meijer P., Kristoffersen A. H. , Carraro P., Sozmen E. , ...Daha Fazla

CLINICAL CHEMISTRY AND LABORATORY MEDICINE, cilt.53, ss.1593-1603, 2015 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 53 Konu: 10
  • Basım Tarihi: 2015
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1515/cclm-2014-1183
  • Dergi Adı: CLINICAL CHEMISTRY AND LABORATORY MEDICINE
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.1593-1603

Özet

Background: An unexpectedly detected prolonged activated partial thromboplastin time (APTT) can be a harmless laboratory finding, but can also reflect a thrombotic tendency or a bleeding disorder. The assistance of laboratory professionals in the interpretation of an unexpectedly detected prolonged APTT (uAPTT) is often required. The way in which uAPTTs are evaluated in laboratories was assessed in this international study with the aim of determining whether laboratory professionals are able to fulfill this need.