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My baby was tested for prothrombin time. His value is 16. Ok?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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In brief: Depends

Pt of 16 is higher than the normal in most laboratories.
However, the value needs to be taken in the context of other issues. Was the baby pre-mature? Is there any abnormal bleeding? Was the baby given vitamin k and pt repeated? It would be prudent to consult your pediatrician.

In brief: Depends

Pt of 16 is higher than the normal in most laboratories.
However, the value needs to be taken in the context of other issues. Was the baby pre-mature? Is there any abnormal bleeding? Was the baby given vitamin k and pt repeated? It would be prudent to consult your pediatrician.
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