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Age group

7 years & above

Thrombin is an enzyme produced in the plasma of the blood. The enzyme plays an important role in blood clotting, a biological process that helps stop excess bleeding after an injury. Thrombin facilitates clotting by turning fibrogen, a clotting factor, into fibrin. The thrombin time test reveals the time taken by thrombin to convert fibrogen into fibrin.

The test is generally used to detect blood clotting abnormalities in an individual. While low blood clotting is linked to excess bleeding, excessive blood clotting increases the risk of heart attack and stroke. The thrombin time panel offered by Apollo 24|7 can help you assess your risk of blood clotting issues accurately.

Symptoms

Symptoms of a blood clotting disorder can vary depending on the severity and type of the condition.

However, some of the common symptoms may include:

  • Unexplained and excessive bleeding
  • Formation of hematomas or bruises without any apparent injury
  • Heavy menstrual periods
  • Frequent nosebleeds
  • Blood in urine or stool
  • Prolonged bleeding after injuries or surgery
  • Pain or swelling in the joints

Test Procedure

The thrombin-time test requires a small sample of blood for analysis. A healthcare professional will clean the area from where the sample is to be taken and then apply a tourniquet above it to make the vein more visible. Next, they will insert a needle into the vein and collect the required amount of blood in a sterile tube. After collection, the needle will be removed, and slight pressure will be applied to the puncture site to stop bleeding.

At the lab, the collected sample will be analysed to monitor the clotting time of the blood. Normal clotting time ranges between 12 to 14 seconds. However, if the clotting time exceeds this range, it may indicate a blood clotting disorder in the patient or there are some abnormalities.

Treatment

In case a patient receives a positive thrombin-time test result, the healthcare provider will likely recommend further testing to identify the underlying cause of the condition. Depending on the severity and type of the disorder, the treatment plan will involve medications, surgeries, or lifestyle changes.

Therefore, early diagnosis and prompt treatment can help prevent serious complications arising from a blood clotting disorder. Hence, it is always suggested to have the condition diagnosed as early as possible.

Booking a Slot for Thrombin-Time Test

Individuals can book an appointment for thrombin-time panel at Apollo 24|7 via the website or mobile app. The appointment booking process is entirely online, convenient, and straightforward. After booking a slot, individuals will receive an SMS confirmation with details of their appointment with the time and date. The test results are usually available within 36 hours of sample collection.

Benefits of Early Diagnosis

Early diagnosis of blood clotting disorders can have numerous benefits, including:

  • Preventing serious complications like organ damage or death
  • Nipping the condition in the bud and avoiding long-term medications or surgeries
  • Lower healthcare costs due to timely interventions
  • Ensuring peace of mind by addressing health concerns promptly
  • Avoiding missed workdays or school days due to illness
     

faqFrequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

A thrombus is a blood clot that forms in a blood vessel and obstructs the blood flow.
Depending on the type, a blood clotting disorder can be caused by different factors. Some of the factors linked to blood clotting issues are genetics, underlying medical conditions, medications, or lifestyle factors.
No, the test is not at all painful. It is just like a simple blood test. However, you may experience slight pain at the site where the syringe was injected to collect the blood sample.
No, fasting is not required before undergoing thrombin-time testing or before taking the test.
Yes, individuals can access their test reports online through the Apollo 24|7 website or mobile application.

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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