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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