On-site prothrombin time, activated partial thromboplastin time, and platelet count. A comparison between whole blood and laboratory assays with coagulation factor analysis in patients presenting for cardiac surgery.

@article{Despotis1994OnsitePT,
  title={On-site prothrombin time, activated partial thromboplastin time, and platelet count. A comparison between whole blood and laboratory assays with coagulation factor analysis in patients presenting for cardiac surgery.},
  author={George John Despotis and Samuel A. Santoro and Edward W. Spitznagel and Klaus Kater and Philippa Barnes and James L. Cox and Demetrios G Lappas},
  journal={Anesthesiology},
  year={1994},
  volume={80 2},
  pages={338-51}
}
BACKGROUND Although available hemostasis assays from institutional laboratories permit an analytical approach to diagnosis and treatment of coagulation disorders following cardiopulmonary bypass, their clinical utility has been limited by delays in obtaining results. The development of instrumentation for on-site testing allows rapid return of results. This… CONTINUE READING