This panel contains the following tests:
Doctors like to check coagulation profiles which include PT and PTT. They are measurements of how quickly a blood clot forms. These tests may be ordered when people present with unexplained bleeding or bruising or with chronic conditions such as liver disease or lupus.
This test also contains INR which doctors use to assess the effects of an anti-coagulation drug called Coumadin.
Fasting is not required. Take all medications as prescribed.
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