About Thrombin time
What is thrombin time?
Thrombin is an important enzyme for blood clotting. Thrombin converts fibrinogen into fibrin which is needed for clot formation. The thrombin time indicates the speed at which the blood clots.
Clot formation is vital to prevent excessive bleeding. A prolonged thrombin time may indicate a disorder affecting fibrinogen or a liver disease. Medicines such as warfarin and heparin also increase the thrombin time.
Why take the test?
This test measures the thrombin time and can be used to help investigate excessive bleeding events and check the function of fibrinogen.
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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