Point-of-care testing has found application across the breadth of healthcare, a recent prime example being the role of viscoelastic POC testing in post-partum bleeding management in obstetrics.
Point-of-care VET testing has a potentially life-saving role to play when PPH blood loss reaches 1000 mL – indicating if early intervention with fibrinogen replacement would be of value, while also providing data on the patient’s coagulation status.
Greater awareness of the role of fibrinogen parameters can support actual measurement of blood loss rather than relying on estimated loss while waiting for laboratory tests to be processed. This in turn can reduce clinical anxiety when faced with increasing post-partum haemorrhage (PPH), with previously little choice but to administer blood products.
Acute perioperative situations demand fast action on whether or not to transfuse critically bleeding patients. Confidence in the Quantra algorithm and the precision of its parameters enables informed clinical decision-making based on laboratory comparable results with a turnaround time for urgent results of under 15 minutes.
Read more on this in the August issue of the magazine.