College of American Pathologists

  LAP Audioconference


Presentation Title: Simple Tests, Tough Problems: Patient Care and Laboratory Inspection in Coagulation
Presented by:  John D. Olson, MD, PhD, FCAP
Date:  January 21, 2009


After participating in this session, you will be able to describe patient care and accreditation issues regarding:

  • ProTime/INR
    • ISI, Sensitivity, Critical Values
    • Calculation Verification
  • Monitor Heparin Therapy
    • aPTT and Reagent Sensitivity
    • Heparin Assay
  • D-Dimer Assay
    • Type and Magnitude of Units
    • Threshold for exclusion of VTE

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Biography (PDF, 74 KB)
Handout (PDF, 515 KB)
Presentation (PDF, 1.25 MB)

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