The Prothrombin Time (a.k.a. Protime) test helps diagnose unidentified bleeding. When coupled with the International Normalized Ratio (INR), it is used to monitor the anticoagulant (ex. heparin, warfarin, Coumadin) and its effectiveness in reducing the formation of blood clots.
Those who are currently taking blood-thinning medications (i.e. Coumadin) and for those who suspect they have a bleeding disorder.
If you are currently undergoing anticoagulant therapy, it is recommended you get your blood drawn prior to taking your daily medication. Otherwise, no special preparation is needed.
Estimated Turn Around For Results:
24-48 hours (Excluding Weekends)
For an exact turnaround time for results, please contact us at Personalabs and we will contact the lab on your behalf as turnaround times vary depending on testing location or lab testing provider.