Archive for the ‘Whom to test’ Category
Stephan Moll, MD writes… A publication today in the journal Vascular Medicine discusses – for patients and family members – (a) in which patient with blood clots (DVT, PE) to consider testing for a clotting disorder, (b) what tests might be appropriate to do, (c) how the test results influence management with blood thinners, (d) what birth control methods are safe in women with history of blood clots or a clotting disorder, and (e) in which family members to consider thrombophilia testing (link here for the article).
Last updated: April 1st, 2015
Background and Consensus Guidelines
No general consensus exists as to which patients with blood clots and which family members should be tested for thrombophilias. At least five guidelines or consensus statements exist (ref 1-5). They vary markedly in their recommendations as to who should be tested and who not, Read the rest of this entry »