This coagulation guide is designed to help you understand and appreciate the importance of coagulation testing in the laboratory.
The Coagulation Learning Guide is an overview of the stages of coagulation, the function of platelets, secondary hemostasis, fibrinolysis and coagulation testing in the laboratory. It is intended to serve the basic educational needs of health care professionals who are involved in the fields of laboratory medicine. The guide covers the components that make up coagulation, the role and contribution of platelets in coagulation, the balanced process of hemostasis, and the different hemostasis stages and how they form. It provides additional information regarding how to go about performing clinical screenings and conducting testing procedures, and how patterns found may lead to solid findings as well as follow up testing.