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What do these tests do: clotting time, bleeding time, prothrombin time?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Screen

These are various assays to look for problems with the platelets (especially bleeding time) and some of the clotting factors (prothrombin time, the old-fashioned clotting time).
Good luck with your workup.

In brief: Screen

These are various assays to look for problems with the platelets (especially bleeding time) and some of the clotting factors (prothrombin time, the old-fashioned clotting time).
Good luck with your workup.
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology

In brief: Risk of bleeding

Bleeding time is no longer used as it is a poor predictor of bleeding risk, clotting time is too crude a test, prothrombin time tests the status of one branch of the coagulation pathway.
Usually pt and PTT and platelet count are used as screening tests to assess risk of abnormal bleeding.

In brief: Risk of bleeding

Bleeding time is no longer used as it is a poor predictor of bleeding risk, clotting time is too crude a test, prothrombin time tests the status of one branch of the coagulation pathway.
Usually pt and PTT and platelet count are used as screening tests to assess risk of abnormal bleeding.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Thank
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