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What is a partial thromboplastin time blood test?

What is a partial thromboplastin time blood test?

Intrinsic pathway of: Clotting. The process of coagulation follows two pathways, and pt measures the constituents of the extrinsic pathway and PTT measure the constituents of intrinsic pathway. There is a common final pathway for both sides. The tests help in diagnosing the type of coagulation abnormality, e.g., pt is prolonged on treatment with coumadin/warfarin and PTT is prolonged with heparin. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: partial thromboplastin time?

What is the definition or description of: partial thromboplastin time?

Clotting test: The time required for clot formation in blood plasma after activation and addition of platelet particles such as phospholipids. The test called PTT or aptt is used to assess the coagulation pathways or clotting pathways in your blood. A prolonged aptt can indicate a deficiency of a component of the clotting pathways, such as factors xii, xi, ix, viii, x, v, and ii, and fibrinogen. ...Read more

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What is the difference between pt and ptt partial thromboplastin time?

What is the difference between pt and ptt partial thromboplastin time?

Two pathways: The process of coagulation follows two pathways, and pt measures the constituents of the extrinsic pathway and PTT measure the constituents of intrinsic pathway. There is a common final pathway for both sides. The tests help in diagnosing the type of coagulation abnormality, e.g., pt is prolonged on treatment with coumadin/warfarin and PTT is prolonged with heparin. ...Read more

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What are some conditions due to an abnormal partial thromboplastin time (ptt)?

What are some conditions due to an abnormal partial thromboplastin time (ptt)?

PTT: An elevated PTT can be seen in certain hemophilic disorders, with the use of medications such as heparin, and in conditions such as antiphospholipid antibody syndrome and disseminated intravascular coagulation. Abnormal PTT testing must be investigated by a hematologist so that an appropriate diagnosis and any necessary treatment can be initiated. ...Read more

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What is the difference between pt protrombim time and partial thromboplastin time?

What is the difference between pt protrombim time and partial thromboplastin time?

Different clotting: Factors. Prothrombin time, pt measures extrinsic pathway including factors vii, and tissue factor. Partial thromboplastin time, ptt, measures instrinsic pathway including factors xii, xi, ix and viii. Factores v and x, and prothrombin are common to both. ...Read more

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What is the difference between pt (protrombim time) and ptt (partial thromboplastin time)?

What is the difference between pt (protrombim time) and ptt (partial thromboplastin time)?

Two pathways: The process of coagulation follows two pathways, and pt measures the constituents of the extrinsic pathway and PTT measure the constituents of intrinsic pathway. There is a common final pathway for both sides. The tests help in diagnosing the type of coagulation abnormality, e.g., pt is prolonged on treatment with coumadin/warfarin and PTT is prolonged with heparin. ...Read more

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What is a partial thromboplastin time blood test?

Intrinsic pathway of: Clotting. The process of coagulation follows two pathways, and pt measures the constituents of the extrinsic pathway and PTT measure the constituents of intrinsic pathway. There is a common final pathway for both sides. The tests help in diagnosing the type of coagulation abnormality, e.g., pt is prolonged on treatment with coumadin/warfarin and PTT is prolonged with heparin. ...Read more

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Can you check Prothrombin time and partial thromboplastin by a simple blood test?

Can you check Prothrombin time and partial thromboplastin by a simple blood test?

Yes you can: It is a simple, common blood test. Some patients who need the test frequently can have home testing machines, too. ...Read more

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Anyone know what is a partial thromboplastin time blood test in easy to understand terms?

Blood clotting: A PTT is a test that is used to help determine how long it takes blood to coagulate or clot. It can help to see if you may have clotting or bleeding problems. ...Read more

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Why is my partial thromboplastin time in the lowest range even though I'm taking aspirin and dipyridamole?

Unrelated: Partial thromboplastin time relates to factors involved in clotting of blood that are unrelated to platelets. This is a very common point of confusion. This will help you get started; read up further if you like. ...Read more

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Doc, my wife pregnant 6w, 3 times miscarriages, this 4th, after blood test her actual partial thromboplastin time High: 45.3....means?

Doc, my wife pregnant 6w, 3 times miscarriages, this 4th, after blood test her actual partial thromboplastin time High: 45.3....means?

OB-Gyn Consult: Partial thromboplastin time (PTT) is a blood test that measures the time it takes your blood to clot. A longer-than-normal PTT or APTT can mean a lack of or low level of one of the blood clotting factors or another substance needed to clot blood.A longer-than-normal PTT may be caused by conditions such as antiphospholipid antibody syndrome or lupus anticoagulant syndrome (increase miscarriage). ...Read more

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Activated parsioal thromboplastin time of 1 day old female is 107second is it normal .the neoborn has coffee grond vomit.

Activated parsioal thromboplastin time of 1 day old female is 107second is it normal .the neoborn has coffee grond vomit.

Not normal: The partial thromboplastin time of 107 seconds combined with dark 'coffee ground' emesis is suggestive of an underlying coagulation disorder and an associated GO bleed. Hopefully the neonatal intensive care team is aware of these findings and treatment has already been started. Best wishes.... ...Read more

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Could partially severed nerves heal naturally?

Could partially severed nerves heal naturally?

Possible: Will take some time to heal in the order of months to years. ...Read more

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What happens at partial mental hospitalization?

What happens at partial mental hospitalization?

This is intensive: Psychiatric treatment program which may be daily and last for much of each day. The participant is able to return home at the end of each day. ...Read more

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What is a partial pericardium?

What is a partial pericardium?

Pericardium: Congenital absence or partial pericardium is found throughout the world. In most cases, it has no clinical significance, but can show up incidentally as shifted heart on ct scans and xrays. In some folks there could be clinical significance if they need to undergo surgery. There are also some theories that the pericardium aids in the contraction or elastic recoil of the heart. ...Read more

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What exactly is a partial nephrectomy?

What exactly is a partial nephrectomy?

Kidney surgery : Partial nephrectomy refers to surgical removal of part of the kidney, usually because of a small tumor/abnormal growth of the kidney. A radical nephrectomy (total kidney removal) is done for larger tumors, or if the partial nephrectomy is not technically possible. ...Read more

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What is the risk of partial patellectomy?

What is the risk of partial patellectomy?

Knee weakness: Any procedure performed to remove part or all of the patella runs the risk of causing weakness of the quadricep muscles that stabilize the knee. Be sure to talk to your surgeon about appropriate exercises and physical therapy to help your situation. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have a partial nephrectomy?

Is it possible to have a partial nephrectomy?

Yes: Depending on the size and location of the kidney mass, a partial removal of the kidney cancer is a very good option to help preserve the remaining good kidney tissue. This has in fact become the mainstay of treatment for many tumors and the long-term data shows good cancer control with partial removal versus removing the entire kidney, which was the traditional type of surgery in the past. ...Read more

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I s it possible to have a partial hymenectomy?

I s it possible to have a partial hymenectomy?

Yes: The operation is more properly called a hymenotomy. When a baby girl is born with an imperforate or fused hymen, vaginal secretions have no access to drain. They collect and distend the vagina. As the girl gets older at about the time menses would start she will have episodic lower abdominal pain/ it will come monthly. Exam will reveal a bulging hymen that needs to be opened to allow normal functi. ...Read more