The hematology laboratory at Piedmont Atlanta Hospital is excited to now be offering Thromboelastograph (TEG) Hemostasis testing 24 hours a day/7 days a week. TEG is a diagnostic testing modality that provides comprehensive whole blood hemostasis testing to facilitate the assessment of bleeding and thrombotic risk, as well as to monitor antithrombolitic therapy. By providing a more complete picture of your patients’ hemostasis, TEG can help you understand their hemorrhagic or thrombotic risk to deliver more targeted therapy. By expanding testing hours we hope to provide a more accurate “real-time” assessment of your patients’ hemostatic state to properly target therapies and decrease unnecessary blood product usage.
For any questions regarding TEG or other testing provided by the hematology department, please contact Dr. Katherine Chandler, consulting pathologist for PAH hematology laboratory at (404)605-3247. The main laboratory at PAH can be reached at 404-605-3300.
– Katherine L. Chandler, M.D., Hematology Consulting Pathologist PAH