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J Thromb Thrombolysis. 2011 Apr;31(3):275-81. doi: 10.1007/s11239-011-0572-y.

Evidence-based approach to thrombophilia testing.

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Academic Medical Centre, Department of Vascular Medicine, F4-276, Meibergdreef 9, 1105, AZ, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. s.middeldorp@amc.uva.nl

Abstract

Thrombophilia can be identified in about half of all patients presenting with VTE. Testing has increased tremendously for various indications, but whether the results of such tests help in the clinical management of patients has not been settled. I use evidence from observational studies to conclude that testing for hereditary thrombophilia generally does not alter the clinical management of patients with VTE, with occasional exceptions for women at fertile age. Because testing for thrombophilia only serves limited purpose this should not be performed on a routine basis.

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10.1007/s11239-011-0572-y
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