Did you know that Specialist Link offers separate tele-advice services for hematology and thrombosis?
Many physicians have been calling the hematology line to talk to a specialist about patients with thrombosis. Both services can be requested online by hovering over either Medicine or Hematology at specialistlink.ca and then clicking the relevant option.
The hematology tele-advice service is for questions related to the following:
Mild and/or chronic complete blood count abnormalities, which includes mild increases or decreases to hemoglobin, platelet, white blood cell or any combination of the three cell lines
Advice regarding hemoglobinopathy results, especially sickle cell or thalassemia trait
Interpretation of coagulation studies
Interpretation of serum protein electrophoresis (SPEP) or free light chain assays
Interpretation of iron studies and hematological malignancies
The thrombosis service is for the following:
Confirmed or suspected Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) and or Pulmonary Embolism (PE)
Other clinical questions related to a patient’s DVT and or PE thrombophilia testing
Questions or concerns regarding need for thromboprophylaxis with surgery or illness
Questions about whether your patient may have a role for testing