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Holiday Shipping Schedule 2022

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2022 Holiday Shipping Schedule


Unite For Bleeding Disorders Walk 2022

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Unite for Bleeding Disorders Walk through Midwest Hemophilia Association  George King Bio-Medical, Inc.  News Release OLATHE, Kan.- This past Saturday June 11, employees from George King Bio-Medical Inc. represented the company at the annual local chapter Midwest Hemophilia Association Unite for Bleeding Disorder Walk. The walk is held each year to support individuals with bleeding disorders.   …Continue Reading


Lab Week Coloring Pages

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Hypercoagulation and COVID

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In the evolving fight against COVID-19, scientists discovered patients have varying coagulation abnormalities. It is believed patients, “frequently have hypercoagulability caused by the immune response to the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-2 infection.” 1 These patients “may have a number of complex and varied coagulation abnormalities that create a hypercoagulable state.”2 The reasons behind the hypercoagulability   …Continue Reading


COVID and Coagulation

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The onset of COVID-19 presents many challenges to the medical community. Coagulation entered the fray with the discovery of abnormal clotting in patients with severe COVID-19. Doctors originally thought COVID-19 was a respiratory virus, “albeit a contagious and lethal one with no vaccine or treatment.” However, cases that did not fit the pattern of a respiratory virus   …Continue Reading


Q&A with Chris Bombardier

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Q: Our audience is primarily Laboratory Professionals, what message you would have for them? A: I actually started my career working in a hemophilia research lab where I enjoyed learning more of the scientific aspect of the disease. I still miss working in the lab, factor assays were my favorite part. They were like a puzzle and   …Continue Reading


Thoughts on Thawing

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The method of thawing a frozen sample in the coagulation lab has a significant effect on testing results. It is imperative that the samples be thawed properly. The preferred method is thawing for 3-5 minutes in a circulating water bath. The thawing time of 3-5 minutes is based on a 1.0 mL vial and may need   …Continue Reading


Have You Heard the New Musical Group King?

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Is this the real thing? It’s not lyophilized….


Fresh Frozen Plasma vs Lyophilized: What should your lab use?

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Coagulation laboratories have a variety of choices for reagents.  What are the differences and why are they important? Fresh frozen reagents are collected from the donor and frozen immediately.  After thawing, they require no preparation, thaw and go. Lyophilization is the process of freeze drying a reagent to remove the liquid component. The process leaves   …Continue Reading


Lot to Lot Correlations

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Lot to lot correlations are common in today’s clinical laboratories. As explained in the recent CAP today article, “Differences between reagents and testing systems are known to contribute to test result variability, making crossover studies necessary when using new reagents or implementing new testing systems.”[1] Regulatory and accreditation standards require the lab to evaluate each   …Continue Reading