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    Blood Clotting Tests Conditions

    For example, the 'prothrombin time' (PT) and the 'activated partial thromboplastin time' (APTT) are commonly done. These tests measure the time it takes for a blood c...

    Immune Thrombocytopenia Purpuric Rashes Antiphospholipid Syndrome Thrombophilia

    Vitamin K Deficiency Professional

    Investigations Bleeding time, prothrombin time and activated partial thromboplastin time are all elevated. The most sensitive marker is the antibody test for high l...

    Bleeding Disorders Professional

    Haemostasis tests in bleeding disorders [ 1 , 21 ]   Platelet count Prothrombin time Activated partial thromboplastin time Bleeding time...

    Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation Professional

    If DIC is suspected then clotting screen tests are followed by confirmation: Prothrombin time (PT) elevated. Activated partial thromboplastin time (aPTT) elevated. Platel...

    Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome Professional

    Coagulation studies (particularly prothrombin time, activated partial thromboplastin time and international normalised ratio (INR)) should be checked (to detect coagulopathy).

    Amniotic Fluid Embolism Professional

    Management of coagulopathy should not be delayed: [ 8 ] Fresh frozen plasma (FFP) if activated partial thromboplastin time (aPTT) is  prolonged (more than 1.5 x normal). Cryopre...

    Abdominal Trauma Professional

    Coagulation profile : obtain prothrombin time (PT)/activated partial thromboplastin time (aPTT) in patients who have a history of blood disorders or those who have synthetic problems...

    Mallory-Weiss Syndrome Professional

    Coagulation studies and platelet counts to detect coagulopathies and thrombocytopenias (routine platelet count, prothrombin time, and activated partial thromboplastin time). Renal...

    Relapsing Fever Professional

    The following diagnoses should be considered, taking into account the travel history and the setting in which the illness was contracted: Dengue fever Haemorrhagic fevers Viral hepatiti...

    Upper Gastrointestinal Bleeding (includes Rockall Score) Professional

    Fresh frozen plasma should be used for patients who have either a fibrinogen level of less than 1 g/L, or a prothrombin time (INR) or activated partial thromboplastin time greater th...

    Mushroom and Toadstool Toxicology Professional

    Fulminant hepatic failure may require a liver transplant. [ 10 ] Factors associated with a poor prognosis are low blood pressure, encephalopathy, mucosal haemorrhage, oliguria, hypoglycaemia...

    Meningococcal Disease Professional

    Investigations for disseminated intravascular coagulation: prothrombin time is elevated, activated partial thromboplastin time (aPTT) is elevated, platelet count is reduced and the fibrinogen...

    Short Bowel Syndrome Professional

    Coagulation profile - INR, prothrombin time (PT) and activated partial thromboplastin time (aPTT) should be assessed to exclude coagulopathy associated with hepatic dysfunction, espe...

    Haemophilia A (Factor VIII Deficiency) Professional

    Prothrombin time, bleeding time, fibrinogen levels and von Willebrand factor - are normal. Activated partial thromboplastin time (APTT) - usually prolonged but can be normal in mi...

    Haemophilia B (Factor IX Deficiency) Professional

    Prothrombin time (PTT) will be normal. Activated partial thromboplastin time (aPTT) will be elevated, although in mild disease it may be within the range of normal.

    Thrombocytosis Professional

    Clotting and platelet aggregation studies Prothrombin time and activated partial thromboplastin time studies are usually normal. The bleeding time is sometimes prolonged.

    Thrombophilia Conditions

    If you have certain blood test results: an unexplained prolonged activated partial thromboplastin time (aPTT) - an abnormal result on a certain type of blood clotting test.

    Deep Vein Thrombosis Professional

    Anticoagulation Offer a choice of low molecular weight heparin (LMWH) or fondaparinux to patients with confirmed proximal DVT or PE, taking into account comorbidities and contra-indications, wit...

    Thrombocytopenia and Platelet Function Disorders Professional

    When a low platelet count is picked up incidentally, the FBC must be repeated and a blood smear performed. [ 2 ] Initial laboratory test should include FBC with differential and a blood film, prot...

    Venous Thromboembolism in Pregnancy Professional

    It is initiated with a loading dose of 5,000 international units (IU) followed by a continuous infusion of 1,000-2,000 IU/hour depending on activated partial thromboplastin time (aPTT) measur...

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