Do hospital doctors test for thrombophilia in patients with venous thromboembolism?

  title={Do hospital doctors test for thrombophilia in patients with venous thromboembolism?},
  author={Daryoush Samim and Pedro Marques-Vidal and Lorenzo Alberio and G{\'e}rard Waeber and Marie M{\'e}an},
  journal={Journal of Thrombosis and Thrombolysis},
The predictive value of factor V Leiden and the G20210A prothrombin mutation regarding recurrent venous thromboembolism (VTE) is limited and does not influence subsequent patient management. Systematic testing for such genetic thrombophilia should be avoided, but to which extent such testing is practiced in a Swiss Hospital is unknown. To examine the current practice of factor V Leiden and/or G20210A prothrombin mutation testing in a University Hospital, and to assess the clinical consequences… CONTINUE READING

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