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This activity highlights the impact of preanalytical variables on prothrombin time (PT) and activated partial thromboplastin time (aPTT) testing and role of these tests in preoperative evaluation. To help pathologists in their consultative role, a practical algorithm for interpretation of mixing studies for prolonged PT and aPTT is provided along with an overview of vitamin K deficiency, coagulopathy of liver disease, and disseminated intravascular coagulation.
This clinical pathology activity is intended for pathologists.
After completing this activity, you should be able to:
- Describe preanalytical variables that affect prothrombin time (PT) and activated partial thromboplastin time (aPTT).
- Recognize professional organization guidelines regarding coagulation screening tests in the preoperative setting.
- List causes of prolonged PT and aPTT and understand the role of mixing studies in the differential diagnosis.
- Differentiate between vitamin K deficiency, disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC), and coagulopathy of liver disease.
Clinical Pathology Improvement Program
Accreditation: The College of American Pathologists (CAP) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
CME Category 1: The College of American Pathologists designates this internet enduring material educational activity for a
maximum of 1.25
AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
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This activity and evaluation are available August 16, 2021, and expire August 15 2024, at 11:59 PM (CT). Upon completion of the activity your credit will be awarded. Your certificate may be downloaded from your Transcript.