Mayo Clinic laboratory experts share three case studies in this month’s “PathWays” post and are challenging you to test your anatomic pathology, neuropathology, and special coagulation knowledge. Review the cases, take the quizzes, and learn how the correct diagnoses were made.
A 72-year-old man with a history of chronic atrial fibrillation on warfarin anticoagulation and a questionable history of immune-mediated heparin-induced thrombocytopenia was admitted for elective abdominal surgery. His warfarin anticoagulation was bridged with argatroban in the peri-operative period. Two days after the procedure, a DIC/ICF profile was ordered due to [...]