Thrombotic Disease Diagnosis
The prevalence of thrombotic disease presents clinicians with a considerable challenge. To identify the underlying cause of thrombosis and ensure that a patient receives the proper treatment, a broad range of reliable diagnostic methods may be required. For strategies ranging from the diagnosis of protein S deficiency to information on lupus anticoagulant testing solutions, learn about diagnostic approaches currently being used in the field of coagulation.
D-dimer Testing for VTE Exclusion: Impact of an Age-adjusted Cutoff*
D-dimer levels are known to increase with age; this presents a challenge when using D-dimer testing for the exclusion of venous thromboembolism (VTE) in elderly patients. Learn about the performance of the INNOVANCE® D-Dimer assay from Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics when an age-adjusted cutoff was applied in studies conducted by both Siemens and the University Hospital of Münster.
Antiphospholipid Syndrome and Testing for Lupus Anticoagulants
Discover the results obtained with routine APTT reagent testing.
New CLSI Guideline on Lupus Anticoagulant Testing
In 2014, the new Approved Guideline H60-A, Laboratory Testing for the Lupus Anticoagulant, was released by the Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute (CLSI). Read the recommendations on topics ranging from proper sample handling to the interpretation of test results and gain a better understanding of how this latest guidance differs from the SSC guideline released in 2009.
Thrombin Generation Cascade
View the process of clot formation and learn about the fundamental role that thrombin plays in driving and regulating clotting activity.
View the processes involved in thrombophilia, a condition that leads to unwanted clot development, and how the activity of therapeutic agents can counteract its effects
Interactive Thrombosis Risk Decision Tree
Interactive tool designed to share best practices on how to perform and interpret thrombophilia tests that aid in better patient management.
Interactive Lupus Anticoagulants (LA) Testing Algorithm
Interactive training tool offers approach for lupus anticoagulant testing in accordance with CLSI H60-A.