What is the difference between ROTEM┬« and TEG┬« *?
Although ROTEM┬« technology uses the same principle of rotational thromboelastometry, where a clot forms in┬áthe presence of an oscillating shear force, the┬áROTEM┬« is designed to offer a number of distinct advantages when compared to TEG┬«:
┬áIs the ROTEM┬« FDA cleared?
Yes, the ROTEM┬« delta Hemostasis Analyzer and its 5 pre-packaged assays are FDA cleared.
Who else is using ROTEM┬«?┬á
┬áMore than 1600 ROTEM┬« instruments are used clinically in┬á50 countries around the world.┬á The system has been well documented in the scientific literature.┬á For specific clinical references, please contact us.
Have ROTEM┬«ÔÇÖs benefits been studied clinically?
There are a many peer review published studies that have documented the ROTEM┬« benefits in cardiovascular surgery and cardiac device procedures, surgery, liver transplant and trauma). For specific clinical references please contact us.
What are the benefits of using ROTEM┬« analysis?
o┬á┬á Valuable real-time results and clinical information within 10 minutes
o┬á┬á┬á Evidence based information for blood product replacement modalities
o┬á┬á┬á Cost savings through blood products conservation
o┬á┬á┬á Decreased length of stay
Where should the ROTEM┬« be located?
One significant advantage of┬áROTEM┬« technology is in the speed of its results.┬á Many hospitals position their ROTEM┬«s in the stat lab of the operating room for rapid turnaround. Others use the┬áROTEM┬« in the┬ácentral lab, If run in the central lab then the logistics of transporting the citrated blood samples is hospital dependent and the workflow needs to be validated. The results can be viewed in the operating room utilizing remote viewer in real-time from either location.
What is the economical justification for introducing ROTEM┬«
Can the results be viewed remotely if the test is run in a central lab?
Yes, there is real-time remote viewing over the hospitalÔÇÖs intranet if the laboratory elects to perform the test in the central lab with the clinician viewing in the OR. Issues to consider are turn around time (TAT) and the logistics of getting the citrated blood sample from the OR to the lab.
Can ROTEM┬« data be exported or interfaced to the LIS?
ROTEM┬« comes with a powerful intuitive software package and a sophisticated data handling system. The database stores all results, including the reaction curves. Data can be printed with a standard printer, transmitted to┬áthe LIS, or can┬ábe easily exported into MS Excel┬« or other software for further processing.