The Hemostasis lab
We provide routine and esoteric testing for bleeding and thrombotic disorders. The division is supported by R&D scientists who are focused on new test development. Medical directors are board certified in their areas of expertise. They are available to answer questions regarding test results and consult with clients on difficult to diagnose cases.
Test Category Listing
Experts are available to answer your questions about test ordering, results interpretation, and logistical issues 24/7/365.Medical Experts
- Special Specimen Collection and Handling Instructions
- Heparin-Induced Thrombocytopenia: The Dark Side of a Common Anticoagulant by George M. Rodgers III, MD, PhD, and Kristi J. Smock, MD
- Heparin-induced Thrombocytopenia and the Serotonin Release Assay by Kristi J. Smock, MD
Professional Organizations and Guidelines
- ISTH (International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis)
- North American Society on Thrombosis & Hemostasis
- Hemostasis & Thrombosis Research Society
- American Thrombosis and Hemostasis Network
- Functional platelet aggregation studies are specimen time sensitive, although this test is not a functional assay, specimen stability is longer at 72 hours.
- Platelet Surface Glycoprotein Expression (PGE) by Flow Cytometry, Whole Blood 2013070 is sensitive for patients with thrombocytopenia, and requires small sample volume.
- Collect: Lavender (EDTA), pink (K2 EDTA), or yellow (ACD Solution B)
- Specimen Preparation: Transport 4 mL whole blood. (Min: 0.1 mL)
- Use to diagnose Bernard-Soulier syndrome or Glanzmann thrombasthenia in patients with a lifelong history of platelet-type bleeding.
Yes, anticoagulant medications have the potential to interfere with specialized coagulation testing. Please follow this link for more information: Hypercoagulable States— Thrombophilia.