About Aptt (kcct)
What is the activated partial thromboplastin time?
The activated partial thromboplastin time (aPTT) (also known as KCCT) test is used to detect abnormal blood clotting characteristics. Blood clotting occurs via two pathways, the intrinsic and extrinsic. The aPTT test measures the speed of blood clotting via the intrinsic pathway and in conjunction with a test for the extrinsic pathway, Prothrombin Time (PT), can give an indication of proper or improper clotting.
Conditions associated with abnormal blood clotting include haemophilia, antiphospholipid syndrome and sepsis. It can also be used to monitor the effect of blood thinning medications such as heparin.
Why take the test?
This test measures the speed of blood clotting via the intrinsic pathway. It can be used to diagnose the cause of unexplained bleeding or clotting, or to monitor the effect of blood thinning medications such as heparin.
How it works
Order your kit
Just order a test online and get your kit delivered right to you door. Your kit contains everything you need for the test.
Take your test and post
Follow our simple instructions to take your sample and post back the enclosed prepaid envelope to our accredited lab for processing. We also offer home or workplace visits by a qualified nurse.
Get results directly to your dashboard
You will receive an email notification from our medical team when your results are available on your secure personalised health dashboard.
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