Advancements in Testing for Coagulation Factor Deficiencies and Inhibitors Presented in New Educational Webinar in Honor of Medical Laboratory Professionals Week

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LabRoots will host a new case-based webinar starting April 27, in which participants will learn best practices for coagulation factor assays in the clinical laboratory.

Catherine Hayward, MD PhD FRCPC Professor and Physician Scientist, McMaster University and Head of Coagulation for the Hamilton Regional Laboratory Medicine Program

Laboratory testing for coagulation factor deficiencies and inhibitors is important for diagnosing and monitoring inherited and acquired coagulopathies and for evaluating the causes of coagulation screening test abnormalities. A new webinar from a medical expert, Dr. Cathy Hayward MD, PhD, FRCPC, will cover strategies and pitfalls to consider, and which assays should be performed to further evaluate test abnormalities, including assays for specific factor inhibitors. The webinar is part of a series provided within the Stago EdVantage Virtual University event in honor of the American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science’s (ASCLS) Medical Laboratory Professionals Week (MLPW).

Participants will learn prevalence of different factor deficiencies, with Dr. Hayward focusing on how to test for a coagulation factor deficiency vs. a specific factor inhibitor. In addition, attendees will learn about pre-analytical errors causing test abnormalities mimicking a factor deficiency.

Dr. Hayward is a professor and physician scientist at McMaster University and Head of Coagulation for the Hamilton Regional Laboratory Medicine Program. Along with her other duties, Dr. Hayward is also the President of the International Society of Laboratory Hematology (ISLH). She has received many awards including Gold Medal awards from McMaster University and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons for her research on hemostasis, a Canada Research Chair and Heart and Stroke Foundation Career Investigator Awards, and the Berend Houwen and Biggs McFarlane Lecture Awards.

LabRoots will host the webinar starting on April 27, 2018 at 8 a.m. PDT. Attendees can view the webinar live at that time or join any time afterwards, earning PACE credit. Click here to learn more about the event and register for free.

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Diagnostica Stago, Inc. is the exclusive provider of the Diagnostica Stago Hemostasis product lines in the United States and offers a complete system of coagulation instruments and optimized reagent kits for research as well as for routine analysis. Diagnostica Stago, Inc. is the US subsidiary of Diagnostica Stago, S.A.S. France, a leader in the development and manufacture of hemostasis products. For more information about any Stago product or service, please call 800-222-COAG or visit our website at

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LabRoots is the leading scientific social networking website, which provides daily scientific trending news and science-themed apparel, as well as produces educational virtual events and webinars, on the latest discoveries and advancements in science. Contributing to the advancement of science through content sharing capabilities, LabRoots is a powerful advocate in amplifying global networks and communities. Founded in 2008, LabRoots emphasizes digital innovation in scientific collaboration and learning, and is a primary source for current scientific news, webinars, virtual conferences, and more. LabRoots has grown into the world’s largest series of virtual events within the Life Sciences and Clinical Diagnostics community.

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