Point of Care Testing for Coagulation Function Versus Standard Laboratory Testing in Pediatric Patients Undergoing Major Orthopedic Surgery
The current study proposes to investigate Point of Care Testing (POCT) (Coagcheck®) and compare obtained results versus standard laboratory coagulation parameters prothrombin time (PT) and partial thromboplastin time (PTT). The time difference in obtaining the two results will also be examined. A total of 100 pediatric patients undergoing spinal surgery will be enrolled and consented per protocol. Blood samples will be obtained simultaneously tested on both the standard laboratory apparatus and the Coagcheck® device. If the two results are comparable, this could have immediate clinical application and impact in the operating room as POCT results are available within 2-3 minutes compared to 1-2 hours for standard laboratory samples.
|Study Design:||Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Diagnostic
- Accuracy of INR on CoaguChek [ Time Frame: At end of surgery ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
|Study Start Date:||February 2013|
|Estimated Study Completion Date:||January 2015|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date:||January 2015 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Experimental: Spinal fusion
All patients will have testing run on the CoaguChek and in the Hospital Laboratory.
|Device: CoaguChek Other: Hospital Laboratory|