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Coagulation test

Coagulation Test

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(APTT [PTT]) Activated partial thromboplastin time Evaluates the intrinsic system of the coagulation cascade and monitors "Heparin" therapy Coagulation Note: Intrinsic ( Belonging to naturally)
Antithrombin III Screening test for increased clotting tendencies Coagulation
Anti-Xa heparin assay Monitors unfractionated heparin therapy Coagulation
Proteins C and S Evaluate venous thrombosis Coagulation
(BT) Bleeding time Evaluates the function of platelets Coagulation
D-dimer Measures abnormal blood clotting and fibrinolysis Coagulation
Factor assays Detect factor deficiencies that prolong coagulation Coagulation
(FDP) Fibrin degradation products Test for increased fibrinolysis (Usually STAT with a special tube) Coagulation
Fibrinolysis The enzymatic breakdown of the fibrin in blood clots.
Fibrinogen Determines the amount of fibrinogen in plasma Coagulation
Platelet aggregation Note: aggregation (formation of a cluster) Evaluates the function of platelets Coagulation
(PT) Prothrombin time (INR) International normalized ratio Evaluates the extrinsic system of the coagulation cascade and monitors "Coumadin" therapy Coagulation Note: Extrinsic (Not a part of naturally or coming from outside)
(TT) Thrombin time Determines if adequate fibrinogen is present for normal coagulation. Coagulation
Created by: rjstudynotes