This is an important test used to help diagnose the cause of unexplained bleeding or clotting.
About Clotting check
What is a clotting check?
Blood clotting (coagulation) is an essential process for preventing excessive bleeding after injury. Blood clotting occurs via two pathways, the intrinsic and extrinsic. The Activated Partial Thromboplastin Time (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 analysis blood clotting properties using an aPTT test and a PT test. It also measures the level of fibrinogen, a protein which aids in clot formation. This blood check 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
Purchase your Kit
Just order a test online and get your kit delivered right to your door unless you are ordering a COVID-19 Fit to Fly test where you will be given appointment options to attend our clinics across the United Kingdom for a nose and throat swab PCR test at the checkout stage.
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. For COVID-19 Fit to Fly tests you must attend one of our partner clinics for our trained collection officers to take your sample. You will then have the results emailed to you.
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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