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PROTHROMBIN TIME (PT)

PROTHROMBIN TIME (PT)

  • $ 49.00


PROTHROMBIN TIME (PT)

TEST COMPONENTS:

Not Applicable

AM I REQUIRED TO FAST FOR THIS LAB TEST?

No.

HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE TO GET MY LAB TEST RESULTS?

Test results generally take between 24 to 72 business hours after your specimen is collected.

WHAT IS A PT LAB TEST FOR?

The PT Test or Prothrombin Time Test is a blood test that measures how long it takes for blood to clot.  It is mainly a test given to detect bleeding problems, monitor people taking anticoagulant medication, or for pre‐surgical workups.

WHY DO I NEED A PROTHROMBIN TIME LAB TEST?

If you’re heading into surgery, your doctor or plastic surgeon want to make sure your blood will clot and there aren’t any problems.  It’s also needed to find a cause for abnormal bleeding/bruising, monitor how well your liver is working, and see if your blood‐thinning medicine is working.

OTHER RELEVANT LAB TESTS:

Customers who purchase the PT Test also consider the Basic Check‐Up, Comprehensive Male Panel or the Comprehensive Female Panel.

TEST DETAILS:

NORMAL RANGE:

No anticoagulant medications 1.0 – 1.4
On anticoagulant medications 2.0 – 3.0

HIGH RESULTS INDICATE:

Elevated results are usually 2.5 – 3.5 depending on your medications.  Elevated levels can indicate that your blood is taking too long to clot.

LOW RESULTS INDICATE:

Low levels can indicate that your blood is clotting too quickly.

WHAT TYPE OF DOCTOR SHOULD I SEE IF MY TEST RESULTS ARE ABNORMAL OR OUT OF RANGE?

You should see your primary care physician first.  If further treatment is needed, you may be referred to a hematologist.