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What's the difference between pt and inr?

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In brief: Uniform standered

Pt is prothrombin time, inr is international normalized ratio, both measure cloting tendency in disease and in health.
In pt each time you need contol which varies place to place and some what unpredictble. So inr solves the problem by uniform standred all over the world. Inr of 2 to 3 if 3 or more means will bleed , under 2 means need more medication ( like coumidine ).

In brief: Uniform standered

Pt is prothrombin time, inr is international normalized ratio, both measure cloting tendency in disease and in health.
In pt each time you need contol which varies place to place and some what unpredictble. So inr solves the problem by uniform standred all over the world. Inr of 2 to 3 if 3 or more means will bleed , under 2 means need more medication ( like coumidine ).
Dr. Addagada Rao
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