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NASCOLA News - Bulletin Item

Posted: Friday, January 16, 2009

NASCOLA Member Publications II


NASCOLA members, Madeleine Verhovsek, Karen A. Moffat, and Catherine P.M. Hayward contributed the the "Test of the Month" feature in the American Journal of Hematology.  Following is the abstract of the publication and a link to the full text for those NASCOLA members who are subscribers to the Wiley InterScience publications site.

Laboratory testing for fibrinogen abnormalities

Fibrinogen is essential for the formation of a fibrin clot. Acquired and congenital disorders of fibrinogenmay result in decreased concentration or altered function of fibrinogen, often leading to an increased risk of bleeding. Routine coagulation testing and specialized laboratory investigations can guide diagnosis in patients suspected of having a fibrinogen abnormality. This article summarizes the types of laboratory assays that are used to assess fibrinogen disorders, and key abnormalities found in different types of fibrinogen disorders. Am. J. Hematol. 83:928–931, 2008. VVC 2008 Wiley-Liss, Inc.

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