APTT

APTT

Formal Name Partial Thromboplastin Time


Why Get Tested?


As part of an investigation of a possible bleeding disorder or blood clot (thrombotic episode); to monitor unfractionated (standard) heparin anticoagulant therapy; as part of screening before surgery or other invasive procedure

When to Get Tested?


When you have unexplained bleeding, inappropriate blood clotting, or recurrent miscarriages; when you are on standard heparin anticoagulant therapy; sometimes as part of a pre-surgical screen.


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