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What is a Prothrombin Time (PT) test?
The Prothrombin Time (PT) test helps to detect and diagnose a bleeding disorder or excessive clotting disorder; the international normalised ratio (INR) is calculated from a PT result and is used to check how well the blood-thinning medication (anticoagulant) warfarin is working to prevent blood clots.
When is the Prothrombin Time (PT) test recommended?
It is recommended:
This test is additionally recommended for you before having surgery. If you're on a blood-thinning medication like warfarin, heparin, enoxaparin, etc. this test is suggested regularly to watch the doses or to ascertain if the therapy is functioning.
The Prothrombin Time test can also be performed to gauge your disease. It is one of several tests used to screen people expected to receive liver transplants.
What does the Prothrombin Time test measure?
The Prothrombin Time (PT) test is used to measure:
The plasma's ability to clot to detect a bleeding disorder or clotting disorder and to watch the consequences of the anticoagulant medication, warfarin.
In the event of any bleeding, the body responds by forming a grume to stop the blood loss as quickly as possible.
The effectiveness of the warfarin treatment. When performed to work out warfarin efficacy, the results of the PT test are expressed in terms of a measurement scale called the International Normalised Ratio (INR).
How long will the reports take?
You will get the reports within 6 hours after the collection of the blood sample.
What is the cost of the Prothrombin Time (PT) test?
The cost of the Prothrombin Time test in Bangalore is Rs. 370.
How often should I get tested for the Prothrombin Time (PT) test?
The Prothrombin Time (PT) test is prescribed by your doctor after a complete assessment of your symptoms and conditions.
What are the normal ranges for the Prothrombin Time(PT) test?
Prothrombin Time (PT): 8.7–11.5 seconds.
International normalised ratio (INR): 0.8–1.2
INR during warfarin treatment: 2.0 to 3.0.
What is the type of sample required?
This requires a blood sample for the test.
What time should I get the test done?
The test can be taken at any time during the day.
Is fasting required for the Prothrombin Time (PT) test?
No, fasting is not required for this test.
Any other precautions to be taken before getting myself tested for the Prothrombin Time (PT) Test?
There are no specific precautions for this test.
How can I book a Prothrombin Time (PT) test in Bangalore?
Log into www.orangehealth.in and submit your details. Our highly trained, professional, and vaccinated eMedics will be at your doorstep within 60 minutes or at the time booked by you.
Why should I book a Prothrombin Time (PT) test with Orange Health in Bangalore?
Orange Health is the Fastest Diagnostic Lab. With us, you can get tested at home within 60 minutes of placing an order anywhere in Bangalore. Our trained, professional and vaccinated eMedics will be at your doorstep at the time selected by you. Your sample is safely transported at the optimal temperature to our NABL accredited and ICMR approved lab. The results will be delivered to you faster too!
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