Andy Nguyen,M.D./ UT-Medical School at Houston, Pathology/
Last Revision on: 12/14/2012
Warning: Thromboelastography (TEG) is mostly used to monitor significant coagulopathy
in trauma patients or surgical patients. It assesses global (primary and secondary) hemostasis using whole
blood and therefore, not expected to correlate well with conventional coagulation tests.
TEG results need to be correlated with clinical evaluation for patient management.