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Normal pt high ptt means?

Normal pt high ptt means?

See below: Could be normal such as pts with lupus anti-coagulant or a bleeding disorder (von willebrand) ; rec go see a hematologist to eval. ...Read more

Dr. Richard Riker
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Partial Thromboplastin Time (Definition)

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, ...Read more


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35 month old - ptt came back 42 normal range 26-39. Pt / INR normal. Cbc normal but notated platelet clumps +1, segs couple numbers high, lymph absol - little low. What could this mean.

35 month old - ptt came back 42 normal range 26-39. Pt / INR normal. Cbc normal but notated platelet clumps +1, segs couple numbers high, lymph absol - little low. What could this mean.

Needs follow-up: Prolonged PTT can be a transient phenomenon after "viral" infection. Expected normalized within 6 weeks. If prolongation persists beyond that period, further work-up would be prudent. ...Read more

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I have sle. What does a high neutrophil and low lymphocyte count mean? I also had a high active ptt, low co2, high creatine, high bun, and high anion

There is: There is a lot going here and we need more detail to comment. High creatinine could mean kidney involvement from lupus or dehydration----we need full labs in order to comment. Please repost. ...Read more

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Elevated DRVVT and PTT-LA. History of pulmonary embolism. What does this mean?

Elevated DRVVT and PTT-LA. History of pulmonary embolism. What does this mean?

Thrombophilia: In the right circumstances an elevated DRVVT and a PTT-LA could help in the diagnosis of antiphospholipid antibody syndrome. Depending on the circumstances in which you had the pulmonary embolism plus elevation of the Lupus Anticoagulant test; can point out a higher risk of recurrence for venous thrombotic and embolic events. ...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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I have ptt level high i.e 47 which is leading to miscarriages. Is there a way to reduce it and bring down to the normal level permanently? Pls suges

I have ptt level high i.e 47 which is leading to miscarriages. Is there a way to reduce it and bring down to the normal level permanently? Pls suges

High ptt: There are many causes of miscarriage. A high ptt is something that should be investigated among other things for general health, not only miscarriage. The reasons for high PTT can be autoimmune disease, liver disease, including hepatitis or other liver infection or infestation. This is something that should be looked at by your doctor or a hematologist. ...Read more

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Could there be a correlation that would explain elevated ptt, high ALDO/PRA RATIO, low pregnenolone and elevated AFP?

Could there be a correlation that would explain elevated ptt, high ALDO/PRA RATIO, low pregnenolone and elevated AFP?

Need to know more: You have not given enough info to give an accurate answer. Are you peregnant? Do you have any other acute or chronic problem, or cancer going on? ...Read more

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Are a mildly elevated PTT and mildly elevated Coagulation Factor VIII Activity, as all as a high ALDO/PRA RATIO something to be concerned about and is there a correlation?

PTT and ARR: Are a mildly elevated PTT and mildly elevated Coagulation Factor VIII Activity, as all as a high ALDO/PRA RATIO something to be concerned about and is there a correlation? ANS: no and No. I specialize in ARR problems. Happy to do 2nd opinion. ...Read more

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Hemoglobin drops 1 pr after every blood test. Ferritin high tibc iron normal tsat 12%. hem says no iron def? Pt ptt slightly prolonged. Further tests?

Hemoglobin drops 1 pr after every blood test. Ferritin high tibc iron normal tsat 12%. hem says no iron def? Pt ptt slightly prolonged. Further tests?

Follow MD advice: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, do you have any symptoms? It is the patient who needs to be treated, not lab results. ...Read more

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Healthy 54 yo woman sched 4 ACDF C5-6. Blood  low 6.8 MPV & high 42 PTT. Prothromb w/INR: INR 1.0 Ratio; Prothromb 10.7 secs. Will this delay surgery?

Healthy 54 yo woman sched 4 ACDF C5-6. Blood  low 6.8 MPV & high 42 PTT. Prothromb w/INR: INR 1.0 Ratio; Prothromb 10.7 secs. Will this delay surgery?

Probably not: Such a surgery is associated with very minor blood loss in the hands of a well qualified surgeon. If your doctor performing the medical clearance is concerned, it could be delayed. From a surgical standpoint, it does not appear that it should delay such a surgery. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have polycythemia vera with normal pt, ptt, & INR plus normal bleeding time? High rbc, hgb, & hct.

Is it possible to have polycythemia vera with normal pt, ptt, & INR plus normal bleeding time? High rbc, hgb, & hct.

Yes: Pt, ptt, inr and bleeding time have no role in the diagnosis of p. Vera. If you're eighteen years old, i'd look hard for a different cause if you are actually significantly polycythemic. There are plenty of really fit young men whose hemoglobin is a bit higher than the reference range -- athleticism to odd hemoglobin genes to something in your "gym health drink" you don't know about. Good luck. ...Read more

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WBC 11.3 high, RBC 5.03 High, MCV 81.1 Low, MCH 26.3 Low, NE% 85.1 High, LY% 9.5 low, Neut# 9.6 High, INR 1.080, PTT 37.5 High, Slight Hemolysis noted?

WBC 11.3 high, RBC 5.03 High, MCV 81.1 Low, MCH 26.3 Low, NE% 85.1 High, LY% 9.5 low, Neut# 9.6 High, INR 1.080, PTT 37.5 High, Slight Hemolysis noted?

Any symptoms?: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, none of the results are a cause for concern. Why were the tests done? Generally it is better to treat the patient rather than laboratory numbers.
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Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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Male 35, enlarge spleen 17 cm, high Beta-2 Glyco 1 IgM & Cardiolipin IgM, & DRVVT, normal INR & PTT, No clotting event, platelet fluctuate, is this APS?

Male 35, enlarge spleen 17 cm, high Beta-2 Glyco 1 IgM & Cardiolipin IgM, & DRVVT, normal INR & PTT, No clotting event, platelet fluctuate, is this APS?

It may be: You my have it but you need to repeat and confirm the results, also add a lupus anticoagulant test. You can discuss this with your physician or see a specialist. ...Read more

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Low wbc, low rbc, low igm, low neutrophil, low monocyte, hematocrit and hemoglobin levels are within range, mcv high, an ocassional myocelyte. Pt/ptt unknow?

Low wbc, low rbc, low igm, low neutrophil, low monocyte, hematocrit and hemoglobin levels are within range, mcv high, an ocassional myocelyte. Pt/ptt unknow?

See hematologist: You need to consult a hematologist. Some of the findings may be related to vitamin B12 or folic acid deficiency but the whole picture is unclear especially given that the hematocrit and hgb levels were normal. ...Read more

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Sed rate 88, anemic, high neutrophils low lymphocytes, mpv. Ptt inr normal. Renal stenosis. Is aspirin/plavix/pentoxifyllin/lipitor ok for blood flow?

Sed rate 88, anemic, high neutrophils low lymphocytes, mpv. Ptt inr normal. Renal stenosis. Is aspirin/plavix/pentoxifyllin/lipitor ok for blood flow?

May be but: Appears you have a complex medical problem. Your physician is going to be able to answer this better than we can because your physician has all your background information. The medicine you are can help improve blood flow and sometimes people depending on their clinical status might even require an acquaintance. But there's no way that I can say that with the information you've given us. You nhey appears you have a complex medical problem. Your physician is going to be able to answer this better than we can because your physician has all your background information. The medicine you are can help improve blood flow and sometimes people depending on their clinical status might even require Halekuai cons. But there's no way that I can say that with the information you've given us. You need to go to one who knows you best your physician. ...Read more

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Does a normal PTT blood test mean low risk for developing blood clots?

Does a normal PTT blood test mean low risk for developing blood clots?

No: You should draw no conclusions about tendency to develop clots from ANY of the ordinary hematologic parameters. ...Read more

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Please tell me what does an elavated ptt mean and why do you need an hematology/oncologist for that?

Please tell me what does an elavated ptt mean and why do you need an hematology/oncologist for that?

Many causes: Ptt is a screening test that tests for the status of multiple coagulation factors in blood. There are a variety of reasons for prolonged PTT results. Typically, the possibilities are addressed by hematologists and can be due to factor deficiencies (acquired or genetic) or to inhibitors. Some factor deficiencies (xi, ix, viii) identified by PTT prolongation cause bleeding. Some (xii) do not. ...Read more