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Preanalytic Variables in Special Coagulation Testing

Clinical Implications

Case History

Slide 5

October 2008

In order to illustrate the impact on selected preanalytical variables on patient management, we will show two illustrated cases.

In this case, a 47-year-old male, with a complex cyanotic congential heart disease, which consisted of a single ventricle with transposition of great vessels and severe pulmonary hypertension, was seeing his cardiologist for a follow-up.

His cardiologist was planning a cardiac angiogram. Given the patient’s cyanotic congenital heart disease his hematocrit was markedly elevated as shown.

Case History


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