An Examination To Detect The Body’s Ability To Form Blood Clots?
Previous day I had MCU test for work .. and aptt test results were high, then I was recommended to re-aptt test .. to normalize aptt what to do gok? thank you
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Activated partial thromboplastin time (aPTT) is an examination to detect the body's ability to form blood clots during tissue injury. aPTT can measure in seconds how long the body needs time to form blood clots, which is useful for evaluating the function of coagulation factors that are very important in blood clot formation.
When the body takes longer than normal to form a blood clot it is called an elongated aPTT. The elongated aPTT value indicates the possibility of dysfunction or reduced one or more coagulation factors. This condition is generally associated with congenital diseases related to blood disorders. More rarely the condition is caused by autoantibodies that attack the body itself, in this case resulting in dysfunction of coagulation factors. Other contributing factors are a history of taking blood-thinning medications, or a history of liver disorders.
Significantly elongated aPTT values should be followed by complaints of obvious signs of bleeding, such as bleeding in the joints, bleeding from difficult wounds to stop, nosebleeds, bruises, and so on. Whereas the slightly increased aPTT value might be classified as normal if without other specific complaints.
There is no significant effort to normalize the value of aPTT, other than to find out the cause and provide specific treatment based on the final diagnosis of the complaint. Tested checks may also indicate that there are possible errors when measuring in the laboratory. If there are currently no other specific symptoms as previously explained, then there is no need to worry too much because doctors in principle are treating patient complaints rather than treating laboratory results. Also tell your doctor about the history of drug consumption in the near future because it could have something to do with the results of the laboratory.
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