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A Prothrombin time test is a test used to detect and diagnose bleeding disorder or clotting disorder in the body.
Frequently Asked Questions
This test helps to help estimate the severity of liver disease. A tightly controlled version of the PT called the International Normalised Ratio (INR) utilised to examine the the effect of anticoagulant drugs like warfarin.
Your doctor would recommend the test for you if you have a bleeding disorder with the following symptoms:
- Blood clots formation
- Blood in urine or while passing stool
- Heavy menstrual periods in women
- Bleeding of the nose
- When you bruise easily
The test measures how long it takes for your blood to start cloting. Prothrombin is a protein produced by the liver. Clotting is caused by a series of clotting factors which activate one another, including the conversion of prothrombin to thrombin.
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