Integrating Hematology and Coagulation Results to Enhance Diagnosis
Dr. Larry Smith discusses three cases that share abnormal findings across both disciplines. These abnormal findings, taken together, aid in an enhanced diagnosis to help the clinician deliver improved patient outcomes.
Larry Smith, PhD
Manager, Medical & Scientific Affairs, Abbott (Retired)
- Describe the pathogenesis of Acute Promyelocytic Leukemia (APL), Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL) and Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (TTP)
- Review the hematological profile of APL, CLL and TTP cases
- Outline mechanisms associated with the coagulopathy in APL, CLL and TTP
- Describe the need for both hematology and coagulation in the diagnoses of APL, CLL and TTP