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Activated Partial Prothrombin Time Test

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Activated Partial Prothrombin Time Test Overview

Prothrombin is a protein formed in the liver and is one of the coagulation factors. When there is an injury or cut, the body initiates a step by step process for the blood to coagulate or initiate bleeding. Prothrombin is one of the important coagulation factors. 
Prothrombin time (PT) is a blood test that measures the time taken by the body to form a blood clot. Based on this the International normalized ratio (INR) is calculated. It is a screening test to detect one or more clotting factor deficiency

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Summary Price Of Activated Partial Prothrombin Time Test

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The cost of Activated Partial Prothrombin Time Test in India varies as per the city in India.

The average price of Activated Partial Prothrombin Time Test ranges from ₹170 to ₹430.

The price for the test in the following cities is:

  • Chennai: ₹310
  • Delhi: ₹350
  • Mumbai: ₹390
  • Pune: ₹380

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Frequently Asked Questions

Prothrombin time test is used to calculate how well or how quickly the body forms clots in case of an injury. This may be done:

  • In those suffering from bleeding disorders, where body bleeds excessively when injured
  • In clotting disorders, where there are formation of excessive clots. 
  • In those taking warfarin (anticoagulant) to assess its efficiency.
  • Prior to surgeries to know the risk of bleeding.
  • In liver disorders.

Prothrombin time test measures the Prothrombin time in blood

Prothrombin time test requires a blood sample. A tourniquet (elastic) band is placed tightly on the upper arm. The patient is then asked to make a fist. This helps in the build-up of blood filling the veins. The skin is disinfected before needle insertion and the blood sample is collected in vacutainer. 

Low PT indicates that the body is at a risk of forming excess blood clots which may mean a clotting disorder. High PT indicates delayed clotting which means that there is risk of bleeding excessively, occurs in cases of bleeding disorders. Vitamin K deficiency, liver disorders and certain medication like warfarin may also affect the PT.

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