What is Thromboelastography?

August 23, 2018

Ken Drobatz, DVM, MSCE, DACVIM, DACVECC, professor of critical care at the University of Pennsylvania, explains how veterinarians hope thromboelastography will improve veterinary medicine.

Ken Drobatz, DVM, MSCE, DACVIM, DACVECC, professor of critical care at the University of Pennsylvania, explains how veterinarians hope thromboelastography will improve veterinary medicine.

"Thromboelastography is something we're investigating which assesses coagulation and there's a better test—we're hoping it's a better test—than the typical, traditional coagulation tests that we that we run. It's still in an investigative phase, but I think that's going to shine some light on detecting problems before they develop.

I think the biomarkers, as well, urinary biomarkers for earlier detection of renal disease, certainly biomarkers for cardiac disease, earlier detection before things get out of control. I think that biomarkers are a big thing they're coming along, for not just critical care, but all of veterinarian medicine."