i-STAT ACTk testing in pediatric CVOR

Hi all,

 

I was wondering if any of you that work in a pediatric hospital use the i-STAT ACTk for ACT testing in your cardiovascular OR? If so, do you know what your perfusion team uses as their medical decision point for going on bypass?

 

Thanks,

Lindsay

 

Lindsay Martin | Point of Care Testing Coordinator

Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Children's Mercy Kansas City

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We've used ACT Kaolin for at least 10 yrs. in CVOR; they previously used the old Hemochrons and > 480 secs. as the target. Comparison testing showed we could lower it to about 450 sec. but they decided to stay with > 480 secs.



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Cathy,  May I have your contact information to discuss this further?

Thanks,

Terry Bailey

POCC Grand Strand Medical Center

809 82nd Parkway

Myrtle Beach, SC  29572

teresa.bailey@hcahealthcare.com

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