You are reviewing a set of coagulation results and note the following:
- PT 14
- APTT 46
- Fibrinogen 7
What would you do next? What further information would you like to have?
Your answer will depend on whether you are:
- a clinician: do you delay a procedure/surgery? What could be going on? And you can’t just say call a haematologist!
- a BMS – what is the next test? What are the possibilities?
- a Haematology registrar reviewing the abnormal results queue in the lab – what are your differentials?
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