Quality in Laboratory Hemostasis and Thrombosis, Second Edition

Quality in Laboratory Hemostasis and Thrombosis, Second Edition

Editor(s): Steve Kitchen, John D. Olson, F. Eric Preston

Published Online: 26 FEB 2013 08:56AM EST

Print ISBN: 9780470671191

Online ISBN: 9781118543467

DOI: 10.1002/9781118543467

About this Book

Quality in Laboratory Hemostasis and Thrombosis

Second Edition

Edited by

Steve Kitchen, Clinical Scientist, Sheffield Haemophilia and Thrombosis Centre, Royal Hallamshire Hospital and Scientific Director, UK National External Quality Assessment Scheme (FQAS) for Blood Coagulation, Scientific Director, WHO and WFH International External Quality Assessment Programs for Blood Coagulation, Sheffield, UK

John D Olson, Professor and Vice Chair for Clinical Affairs, Department of Pathology, University of Texas Health Sciences Centre, San Antonio, Texas, USA

F. Eric Preston, Emeritus Professsor of Haematology, University of Sheffield and Director, WHO and WFH International External Quality Assessment Programs for Blood Coagulations, Sheffield, UK

The hemostasis laboratory has a vital role in the diagnosis and management of patients with familial and acquired hemorrhagic and thrombotic disorders. Rapid changes in the number and complexity of tests in this discipline have presented challenges for laboratories, as they develop quality programs for the oversight of this testing.

Quality in Laboratory Hemostasis and Thrombosis has been completely revised and updated to reflect the changing process of managing quality. The second edition provides information on all aspects of testing, from pre-analytic to analytic and result reporting, in addition to external quality assurance. Chapters throughout the book include the development of global guidelines for methods, as well as the preparation of international standard plasmas and reagents.

Designed to capture the elements of quality at all levels of the practice of laboratory hemostasis and thrombosis, this book will guide the reader through the development of a quality program to support all activities in the hemostasis laboratory, both simple and complex.

Titles of related interest

Lee: Textbook of Hemophilia, 2e (2010)
ISBN 9781405169141

Federici: Von Willebrand Disease: Basic and Clinical Aspects, 1e (2011)
ISBN  9781405195126

Ma: Hemophilia and Hemostasis: A Case Based Approach to Management, 2e (2012)
ISBN 9780470659762

 

Table of contents

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  1. Part I: General Quality Program

    1. Chapter 8

      The Unique Challenges of Hemostatic Testing in Children (pages 77–91)

      M. Patricia Massicotte, Mary E. Bauman, Vanessa Chan, and Anthony K.C. Chan

  2. Part II: Quality in Coagulation Testing

    1. Chapter 14

      Point-of-Care Testing in Hemostasis (pages 147–156)

      Chris Gardiner, Dianne Kitchen, Samuel Machin, and Ian Mackie

  3. Part III: Quality in Testing for Platelet Function and Von Willebrand Disease

  4. Part IV: Quality in Thrombophilia Testing and Monitoring Anticoagulation

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