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?





Lindsay Martin | Point of Care Testing Coordinator

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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?


Terry Bailey

POCC Grand Strand Medical Center

809 82nd Parkway

Myrtle Beach, SC  29572


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