Why is everyone so excited about thromboelastrography (TEG)?

@article{Karon2014WhyIE,
  title={Why is everyone so excited about thromboelastrography (TEG)?},
  author={Brad S. Karon},
  journal={Clinica chimica acta; international journal of clinical chemistry},
  year={2014},
  volume={436},
  pages={143-8}
}
Thromboelastrography (TEG) is one of the most common whole-blood viscoelastic coagulation tests used in clinical laboratories and at the point of care. TEG provides information on coagulation defects that are often difficult to detect using routine laboratory tests such as activated partial prothrombin time or prothrombin time. In certain critically ill patient populations, the use of TEG instead of or in addition to routine laboratory coagulation tests has been shown to improve outcomes or… CONTINUE READING

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