Maine Health

Coagulation

The Coagulation Laboratory provides a comprehensive menu of services to assist the clinician in diagnosing and managing disorders of hemostasis and thrombosis. The laboratory uses state-of-the-art technology in diagnostic evaluations, including molecular techniques. The Medical Director and staff technologists have years of experience and expertise in coagulation. Our strengths include:

  • Providing rapid and complete evaluation of patients with bleeding disorders
  • Assessing patients with thrombophilia
  • Monitoring various forms of anticoagulation, including traditional oral anticoagulation and heparin, as well as the newer antithrombotic agents
  • Monitoring oral anticoagulation and heparin in patients with Lupus anticoagulants
  • Clinical consultation to assist clinicians in determining the most cost-effective utilization of our laboratory services and to provide the most meaningful clinical information
  • Supporting other laboratories in meeting regulatory requirements and improving their performance. This may include establishing reference ranges, therapeutic ranges, reagent factor sensitivities, trouble-shooting, and proficiency testing
  • Veterinary Coagulopathies