THROMBOELASTOGRAM: Differential Diagnosis

Andy Nguyen,M.D./ UT-Medical School at Houston, Pathology/ Last Revision on: 9/5/2017

Warning: Thromboelastography (TEG) is mostly used to monitor significant coagulopathy in trauma patients or surgical patients. It assesses global (primary and secondary) hemostasis using whole blood and therefore, not expected to correlate well with conventional coagulation tests. TEG results need to be correlated with clinical evaluation for patient management.
Enter TEG Data [ref range for citrated whole blood]:
R [5-10 min]: Normal | Low | High
Alpha [53-72 deg]: Normal | Low | High
MA [50-70 mm]: Normal | Low | High
LY30 [0-8 %]: Normal | N/A | High