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Laboratory Coagulation: Overview for the Practicing Pathologist


February 03 2023


3:30 pm - 4:30 pm


  • Dr. Rita Selby
    Dr. Rita Selby

    Dr. Rita Selby is the Medical Director of the Coagulation Laboratories at the University Health Network and Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, both academic teaching hospitals fully affiliated with the University of Toronto. These coagulation laboratories provide special coagulation testing for the two hospitals, several GTA hospitals, one major commercial laboratory and also provide medical directorship to several Northern Ontario cluster hospitals through a partnership with the University Health Network.

    She is a consultant hematologist at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre specializing in thrombosis and hemostasis and an Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto.

    She has a Masters in Clinical Epidemiology from the University of Toronto and her research interests include coagulation laboratory quality assurance and clinical trials in thrombosis.

At the end of the sessions, participants will be able to:

  • Identify principles of routine coagulation tests.
  • Assess preanalytical issues that affect coagulation results
  • Describe relevant special coagulation assays.
  • Describe how validate coagulation reagents and analyzers.
  • Know when to refer out urgently for testing.

Target Audience: Residents

CanMEDS Roles: Medical Expert (the integrating role), Communicator, Collaborator, Scholar, Professional

Mandatory reading before Dr. Selby’s session. Please visit www.transfusionontario.org /Resources » Bloody Easy E-Tools & Publications » Bloody Easy for Healthcare Professionals and download for free Bloody Easy: Coagulation Simplified, Second Edition – it has a pale yellow/orange cover.

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