Can you check Prothrombin time and partial thromboplastin by a simple blood test?

Yes you can. It is a simple, common blood test. Some patients who need the test frequently can have home testing machines, too.
Yes. Coagulation, or clotting studies, such as protime and prothrombin time can be determined by a simple blood test. .

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What is a partial thromboplastin time blood test?

Intrinsic pathway of. Clotting. The process of coagulation follows two pathways, and pt measures the constituents of the extrinsic pathway and PTT measure the constituents of intrinsic pathway. There is a common final pathway for both sides. The tests help in diagnosing the type of coagulation abnormality, e.g., pt is prolonged on treatment with coumadin/warfarin and PTT is prolonged with heparin. Read more...

Anyone know what is a partial thromboplastin time blood test in easy to understand terms?

Blood clotting. A PTT is a test that is used to help determine how long it takes blood to coagulate or clot. It can help to see if you may have clotting or bleeding problems. Read more...

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...

What does it mean when my prothrombin time blood test is high, compared to normal or low?

Can mean Vit K low. If prothrombin time blood test is high, without other high levels, it can mean a vitamin k deficiency or warfarin use. Vitamin k helps in the function and viability of factors ii, vii, ix, and x and these affect prothrombin time. If there are other levels altered, it could be a factor v, or x deficiency, disseminated intravascular coagulation (dic), or liver failure. See your doctor to be sure. Read more...

What is the prothrombin time in a blood test?

Measures clot factor. This is a test that measures clotting factor activity. All these factors are synthesized in the liver, except factor viii, so this is also a check on the capability of the liver as well. If this is high, it can be from a deficiency or incabability of the factors or a liver failure issue, like cirrhosis, or a vitamin k deficiency from fat malabsorption. This shoud be worked-up dr.'s office. Read more...

What does it mean if my prothrombin time blood test is high?

Blood clotting . Defective. Prolonged prothrombin time can be due to deficiency of a number of coagulation factors. A common cause it treatment with warfarin/coumdain. Liver disease is an other common reason for prolonged pt. Depending on the prolongation, the person may be at risk of bleeding. Read more...