Interpretation of coagulation test results using a web-based reporting system

Andres E. Quesada, Christine E. Jabcuga, Alex Nguyen, Amer Wahed, Elena Nedelcu, Andy N D Nguyen

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Abstract

Background: Web-based synoptic reporting has been successfully integrated into diverse fields of pathology, improving efficiency and reducing typographic errors. Coagulation is a challenging field for practicing pathologists and pathologists-in-training alike. Objective: To develop a Web-based program that can expedite the generation of a individualized interpretive report for a variety of coagulation tests. Methods: We developed a Web-based synoptic reporting system composed of 119 coagulation report templates and 38 thromboelastography (TEG) report templates covering a wide range of findings. Results: Our institution implemented this reporting system in July 2011; it is currently used by pathology residents and attending pathologists. Feedback from the users of these reports have been overwhelmingly positive. Surveys note the time saved and reduced errors. Conclusion: Our easily accessible, user-friendly, Web-based synoptic reporting system for coagulation is a valuable asset to our laboratory services.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)347-360
Number of pages14
JournalLaboratory Medicine
Volume45
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1 2014
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Coagulation
  • Hemepathreview
  • Interpretation
  • Reporting
  • Synoptic
  • Web-based

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Biochemistry
  • Biochemistry, medical

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Quesada, A. E., Jabcuga, C. E., Nguyen, A., Wahed, A., Nedelcu, E., & Nguyen, A. N. D. (2014). Interpretation of coagulation test results using a web-based reporting system. Laboratory Medicine, 45(4), 347-360. https://doi.org/10.1309/LMAI721FKQMGFEFZ