Well, I work in a hospital but better than 50% of our patients are "out".
When they are positive we call the referring and ask what they want us to
do. Most of our add ons drive themselves, walk the half a mile from the
front door to our dept. and walk back to the waiting room to wait for
directions. We have taken it upon ourselves (techs) to keep the ones that
are positive on the stretcher till we talk to the doc and usually we are
directed to wheel them over to the ER to be admitted. If it's a little or
distal clot they may get back into a wheel chair or if they are in loads of
pain or the clot is dramatic we just keep them on the cart and wheel them
over. None of our referring docs have them just go home if we see anything
positive unless it's a superficial thrombus, then I think they have them go
back to the office and eventually we follow up.
> Is there not anyone on this board that performes DVT studies in an
> outpatient facility that would kindly chime in on their lab's protocol?
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