Applications of Coagulation Testing and Methodology in the Trauma Patient
Ali Gabali*, Tarek Jazearly, Radhakrishnan Ramchandren, and Martin H Bluth
Wayne State University, Department of Pathology, 3990 John R St, Detroit, MI 48201
- *Corresponding Author:
- Ali Gabali, Wayne State University, Department of Pathology, 3990John R St, Detroit, MI 48201.
Received date: 14 September 2013 Accepted date: 28 November 2013
Trauma-induced coagulopathy and subsequent patient outcome depends on prompt recognition and monitoring of the coagulopathy and rapid restoration of hemostasis. Understanding of the application of common tests employed in the coagulation laboratory tests with respect to trauma patients allows an informed decision on how to proceed with patient treatment. This article focuses on the application and understanding of the basic coagulation laboratory tests in trauma patients.