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    The Prothrombin Time (PT) test helps to detect and diagnose bleeding or excessive clotting disorder. The Prothrombin Time (PT) test is done: • In case of unexplained prolonged bleeding • In case of inappropriate blood clotting • In case one is taking warfarin • As a screening test prior to surgery

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    To take the blood sample, a tourniquet (elastic) band is placed tightly on the upper arm. The patient is asked to make a fist. This helps in the buildup of blood filling the veins and it becomes easy to collect the blood. The skin is cleaned before inserting the needle in the vein in order to prevent bacteria from entering. The needle is then inserted into the vein in the arm and the blood sample is collected in the vacutainer.
    Other tests which are advised along with Prothrombin Time include Partial thromboplastin time (PTT).
    The conditions for which the Prothrombin Time test is prescribed along with Partial thromboplastin test include platelet count, fibrinogen testing, coagulation factor tests, von willebrand factor, and lupus anticoagulant testing.
    International Normalized Ratio (INR) is calculated on the basis of Prothrombin Test results. The purpose of INR is to monitor ongoing treatment with blood-thinning medicines such as warfarin.
    The foods which can affect the results of the Prothrombin Time Test include green tea, beef and pork liver, broccoli, chickpeas, turnip greens, kale, and soybean products. The medicines which can affect the results of the Prothrombin Time Test include antibiotics, vitamin K, barbiturates, oral contraceptives, and hormone-replacement therapy.
    Yes, please inform your doctor if you are taking any medicines or supplements as it might interfere with the test results.

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    The information mentioned above is meant for educational purposes only and should not be taken as a substitute to your Physician’s advice. It is highly recommended that the customer consults with a qualified healthcare professional to interpret test results

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