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Clotting check

This is an important test used to help diagnose the cause of unexplained bleeding or clotting.

Venous blood
4 tests included
2 days turnaround

£69.00

£49.00

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.

 

What's tested

Clotting Status

How it works

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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.

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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.

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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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