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Prothrombin time (quick test) (Citrated plasma (cp), frozen)

Specimens: 1 ml Citrated plasma (cp), frozen
includes following tests: INR (Citrated plasma (cp), frozen)
Preanalytics/Notes:

If same-day analysis is not possible, the citrated blood must be centrifuged and the citrated plasma transferred to a new tube which is then labelled accordingly and frozen. Dispatch citrated plasma frozen.

Method: Turbidimetry
Dimension: %
Set-up: Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Turnaround Time: 1 day
Indication/Significance:
  • Confirmation of haemorrhagic diathesis (global test)

  • Assessment of the synthesis function in cases of severe liver diseases

  • Monitoring of an oral anti-coagulation, e.g. Marcumar ®

  • Suspected Vitamin K deficiency (alimentary, intestinal, cholegenetic)

  • Presurgical screening to rule out a coagulopathy
Interpretation:

Reference range / valuation (openclose)

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