Thrombin Time - Plasma

Thrombin Time - Plasma

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This test is used as part of an investigation of a possible bleeding diathesis or inappropriate blood clot formation

This Test Includes

Thrombin Time

Test Instructions

Total parameters available: 1

Parameter Names:Thrombin Time - Plasma Test


  • Alcohol: Please abstain from alcohol before the test
  • Medication :Any pre-existing medication should only be stopped after consultation with the referring Physician
  • Fluids Allowed : Water only


Soft Copy (Portal/Email) : If the sample is collected before 12 noon then the report will get delivered as per Reporting Time / Maximum TAT (Turn Around Time) indicated with the test. For samples collected after 12 Noon, 12 hours may be added to the Report Turn Around TimeHard Copy : Delivered at home upon request. A small convenience fee may apply.

Why it is Done

As part of an investigation of excessive bleeding or inappropriate blood clot formation (thrombotic episode), particularly to evaluate the level and function of fibrinogen; to detect heparin contamination.

What is this test

This assay is useful for identifying the cause of a prolonged PT / APTT / dRVVT tests. Prolonged TT is consistent with the presence of heparin like anticoagulants, hypofibrinogenemia, dysfibrinogenemia, fibrin degradation products and antibody inhibitors of thrombin.