Prothrombin time (PT)
Why get tested?
Prothrombin is a protein that is produced by the liver. It is one of the factors in the blood that helps blood to clot appropriately. The test measures how quickly the blood clots. It helps to evaluate how well the coagulation factors work together.
When to get tested?
It is prescribed when a person is taking anticoagulant drugs. It is also prescribed when a person shows signs of excessive bleeding or clotting which are unexplained.
Sample required: Blood
Test preparation: No preparation needed. If the patient is on anticoagulant therapy, the blood sample must be collected before taking the daily dose.
This Test is also a part of Corporate Health Checkup, Pre Employment Health Checkup, Annual Health Checkup, and Health & Wellness Programs