Thromboelastography (TEG) is Now Available at St. Paul’s Hospital Hematology Lab
October 12, 2016
The Thromboelastography (TEG) Hemostasis analyzer which provides comprehensive whole blood hemostasis testing that can assess bleeding (and thrombotic) risks and also monitor antithrombotic therapies is now available at St. Paul's Hospital Hematology Lab.
TEG provides global information on the dynamics of clot development, stabilization and dissolution that reflects in vivo hemostasis. Its use in complex major surgery & trauma cases has been shown to significantly reduce the use of unnecessary blood component therapy and overall blood loss.
Any patient with a major/confusing bleeding situation could warrant the use of TEG for assessment, especially when transfusion support is needed.
Platelet Mapping is an additional feature of TEG which is used to assess a patient’s response to antiplatelet agents relative to their overall hemostatic picture.
For detailed information including ordering procedure, click here.