PACE / State of FL
In this month's "Virtual Lecture," Anand Padmanabhan provides a general overview and science in the field related to heparin-induced thrombocytopenia (HIT), vaccine-induced thrombotic thrombocytopenia (VITT), and monoclonal gammopathy of thrombotic significance (MGTS), and focuses on impacts related to diagnosis for anti-platelet factor 4-mediated thrombotic syndromes.
PACE / State of FL
This month’s “Virtual Lecture” discusses the clinical diagnosis and management, summarizes the testing modalities that guide diagnosis and management, and recognizes the utility of genetic testing as it relates to complement testing in diagnosing and managing thrombotic microangiopathy.
Utilizing testing capabilities of two separate laboratory facilities, Mayo Clinic Laboratories’ new serotonin release assay (SRA) is a gold-standard test supported by decades of clinical hematopathologic experience and advanced mass spectrometry testing.
Rajiv Pruthi, M.B.B.S., explains how Mayo Clinic Laboratories’ serotonin release assay achieves high sensitivity and specificity while avoiding the use of radioactive materials. Serotonin release testing is an important tool in the diagnosis of heparin induced thrombocytopenia, or HIT, which can have devastating consequences for patients.
In this month's "Hot Topic," Rajiv Pruthi, M.B.B.S., discusses heparin induced thrombocytopenia (HIT), approach diagnosis, and the role of the functional serotonin release assay (SRA).
In this month’s “Hot Topic,” Rajiv Pruthi, M.B.B.S., will discuss different types of hemophilia along with their pathologic basis. He will also cover various types of factor assays such as one stage and chromogenic factor assays for diagnosis and their role in management of hemophilia.
In this months "Hot Topic," Christopher Desens, MLS(ASCP) discusses the preparation of platelet-poor plasma for coagulation testing.
In this month’s "Hot Topic," Ariela Marshall, M.D., provides an overview of venous thromboembolism in the pregnant population, including its risk factors, treatment, and prevention.
In this “Hot Topic,” William Nichols, M.D., presents a case study that demonstrates how pre- and postanalytic variables of the patient and blood samples can have confounding effects on the laboratory evaluation of coagulation disorders.
In this "Hot Topic," Dong Chen, M.D., Ph.D., describes how flow cytometry, electron micrographic study, and molecular testing are used to diagnose platelet function disorders.