Clinical and laboratory tests for the diagnosis of heparin-induced thrombocytopenia.

@article{Nagler2016ClinicalAL,
  title={Clinical and laboratory tests for the diagnosis of heparin-induced thrombocytopenia.},
  author={Michael Nagler and Tamam Bakchoul},
  journal={Thrombosis and haemostasis},
  year={2016},
  volume={116 5},
  pages={823-834}
}
A rapid diagnostic work-up is required in patients with suspected heparin-induced thrombocytopenia (HIT). However, diagnosis of HIT is challenging due to a number of practical issues and methodological limitations. Many laboratory tests and a few clinical scoring systems are available but the individual characteristics and the diagnostic accuracy of these are hard to appraise. The 4Ts score is a well evaluated clinical assessment tool with the potential to rule out HIT in many patients. Still… CONTINUE READING