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What is a TEG test?

The TEG test (an acronym created from Thrombelastograph) is a 'point of care' analyzer that can identify whether the patient has a normal hemostasis or if he IS bleeding, whether it is due to surgical, clotting disorders, or residual anticoagulation therapy (like Coumadin).

It is often used in operating rooms, intensive care units, emergency rooms and labor and delivery rooms and provides a reduced-risk, low-cost, rapid way to determine treatment.

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