The TEG vs the ROTEM thromboelastography/thromboelastometry Systems

Anaesthesia. 2009 Feb;64(2):212-5. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2044.2008.05752.x.


We have evaluated the TEG thromboelastograph and the ROTEM thromboelastometer, two point-of-care devices that measure blood coagulation. During a one-week period, seven consultant anaesthetists, one consultant haematologist, one associate specialist anaesthetist and two senior trainee anaesthetists were trained by the manufacturers and set up, calibrated and used both systems, after which their views were obtained and specific technical/support information was sought from the manufacturers using a questionnaire. Although the devices shared common features, they differed in complexity and aspects of ease of use, and in their purchase and running costs.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study
  • Evaluation Study

MeSH terms

  • Attitude of Health Personnel
  • Costs and Cost Analysis
  • Equipment Design
  • Humans
  • Monitoring, Physiologic / economics
  • Monitoring, Physiologic / instrumentation
  • Point-of-Care Systems
  • Thrombelastography / economics
  • Thrombelastography / instrumentation*
  • Thrombelastography / methods