Prothrombin Time (PT) test

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The prothrombin time (PT) is used, often along with a partial thromboplastin time (PTT), to help diagnose the cause of unexplained bleeding or inappropriate blood clots.

Symptoms are : Deep vein thrombosis (DVT): Clots in the leg veins can cause pain, swelling, discoloration, and tenderness. 

Pulmonary embolism (PE): PE can lead to chest pain, fever, dizziness, coughing, and shortness of breath. 

Blood thinner medications, also known as anticoagulants, can treat protein C deficiency. These medications cut your risk for blood clot formation by preventing blood from clotting in blood vessels. The medication won't allow the clots to get bigger, and won't break up clots that have already formed. 

Blood thinners include heparin (Hep-Lock U/P, Monoject Prefill Advanced Heparin Lock Flush), which is injected, and warfarin (Coumadin, Jantoven), direct oral anticoagulants taken by mouth. A treatment plan may include injecting heparin into your skin for the first week, and then taking an oral medication after the first week. 

Exercise regularly. Take all medications prescribed by your doctor. Wear socks called ñcompression stockingsî if your doctor prescribes them. Avoid standing or sitting for prolonged periods of time.

For those patients who do develop clinical manifestations of hereditary protein C deficiency, treatment depends on the particular clinical syndrome: venous thromboembolism (VTE), warfarin-induced skin necrosis (WISN), or neonatal purpura fulminans (NPF). 

Test Method 1 : The test requires a blood sample, which is drawn through a needle from a vein in your arm. 

Report available : Turn around time is 24 hours. 

A person with the following symptoms should get this test done: Deep vein thrombosis (DVT): Clots in the leg veins can cause pain, swelling, discoloration, and tenderness

Pulmonary embolism (PE): PE can lead to chest pain, fever, dizziness, coughing, and shortness of breath. 

Antiphospholipid syndrome. Arteriosclerosis / atherosclerosis