Posts - Quick Question Archive

Sep 30, 2022 12:48pm
Our October 2022 Quick Question asks, "What is your policy on underfilled tubes?" For some preliminary answers, please review our September 20, 2022  "Underfilled Tubes" discussion that was initiated by Carolina Vilchez, Rutgers University, and provides information from coagulation experts,
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Sep 30, 2022 12:03pm
Our September 2022 Quick Question stem was, "You collect blood for a heparin assay. How soon must you centrifuge the specimen?" Answers from our 39 respondents:
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Aug 31, 2022 4:55pm
Our September 2022 Quick Question asks, "You collect blood for a heparin assay. How soon must you centrifuge the specimen?" Please answer using your facility's protocol and provide your discussion in the comments section. [Please don't be thwarted by the Recaptcha function, it is there to prevent cheating!
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Aug 31, 2022 4:45pm
Our August 2022 Quick Question attracted 34 responses [despite our discouraging "Recaptcha" security function] and asked, "You test for lupus anticoagulant [LAC ] using a low-PL PTT reagent and a hex-phase high-PL mix. The mix results are 10 seconds shorter than the first test. What do you conclude?" LAC positive 32% [11] LAC negative 18% [6] Inconclusive 15% [5\ First confirm with DRVVT 35% [12]
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