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

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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