Blood Coagulation Tests; Blood Group Incompatibility; Blood Group Antigens; Blood Platelet Disorders; Platelet Function Tests; Health Care
Dr. Tormey has several diverse research interests within the fields of Transfusion Medicine & Laboratory Hematology ranging from large clinical studies to translational research projects. Areas of current investigation include blood bank-based immunohematology where the properties of red blood cell alloantibodies in veteran populations are examined, particularly those factors influencing the duration of humoral response following alloimmunization. In addition, Dr. Tormey is interested in studying the biochemical and immunologic effects of storage on platelet components in the blood bank. Finally, he is also interested in studying coagulation assays, in particular the clinical scenarios leading to discrepant coagulation test results and the general impact of coagulation assays on transfusion-related care.
- The influence of clinical and biological factors on transfusion-associated non-ABO alloimmunization: responders, hyper-responders, and non-respsonders. Transfus Med Hemother 2014;41:420-9
- Use of a cytokine-release assay to demonstrate loss of platelet secretory capacity during blood bank processing and storage. Arch Pathol Lab Med 2014;138:1481-7.
- Lupus anticoaulant testing and anticoagulation do not mix: quantitation of discrepant results and potential approaches to reduce false positives. Br J Haematol 2014;167:704-7.
- Immunogenicity of blood group antigens: a mathematical model corrected for antibody evanescence with exclusion of naturally occurring and pregnancy-related antibodies. Blood 2009;114:4279-82.
- Estimating the immunogenicity of blood group antigens: a modified calculation that corrects for transfusion exposures. Br J Haematol 2016;175:154-60.
- Chronic inflammatory autoimmune disorders are a risk factor for red blood cell alloimmunization. Br J Haematol 2016;174:483-5.