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what are normal heparin levels?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Zero: Heparin is not a normal constituent of blood. Even when Heparin is administered for therapeutic purposes, its effect is measured by testing for activated thromboplastin time (appt), not Heparin levels.
Answered on Dec 4, 2018
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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No need to test: Heparin has a short half-life and disappears in a few hours, Therefore there is no reason to test, if you are not on heparin any more. You should tell ... Read More
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Dr. Michael Dugan
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Dr. Alberto Gonzalez
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Long answer: 'normal therapeutic values vs normal, are two different numbers. After an embolectomy and Heparin infusionyou usually aim for a aptt of 1.5-2 times no ... Read More
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