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Thromboelastography (TEG)

About This Test

Department: Point of Care

Requirement: 1.0 ml

Turnaround Time: At point of care

Native or heparinised whole blood

Other Comments:

Discard the first 2-3ml of blood, which contains tissue contaminants. Test sample immediately after being drawn to minimise preactivation of the sample. Native whole blood taken into a syringe. Transfer the blood gently from the syringe to a polypropylene tube. Avoid air bubbles and frothing. The test should be started as soon as possible after venepuncture. Heparinised whole blood taken into a syringe