George Fritsma and guest speaker Brandon Michael Henry, MD, Investigative Pathologist at the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, Ohio, and Chair of the International Federation of Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine SARS-CoV-2 Variants Working Group, discuss COVID-19 pathophysiology, elucidating the mechanisms driving COVID-19 associated coagulopathy, immunopathology, and multi-organ injury in a three-part "Coag Conversation" sponsored by BioMedica Diagnostics, Inc.: What Have We Learned About Inflammation and Thrombosis Since the COVID-19 Outbreak?
Posts - Thrombophilia
Sep 19, 2022 2:00am
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%  LAC negative 18%  Inconclusive 15% [5\ First confirm with DRVVT 35% 
Aug 1, 2022 4:07pm
Our August 2022 Quick Question addresses lupus anticoagulant testing, a member of the standard thrombophilia screening profile. "You test for lupus anticoagulant [LAC ] using a low-PL PTT