Kenya Medical Laboratory Tests

Clot retraction Test in Kenya

Brief Description

This test is used to assess platelet function and aid in diagnosis of bleeding disorders.



Patient Preparation

There are no special requirements for this test.

Sample Type

Whole blood

Sample volume


Sample collection Container

Red top (plain)

Sample collection instructions

No anticoagulant should be used"," to maintain validity.

Sample storage

Sample should not be stored.

Reference range

0-2 hrs

Results Turnaround

24 hrs within sample collection.

Diseases / Diagnostic Indicators

A longer than normal clot retraction time could indicate thrombasthenia"," low fibrinogen"," thrombocytopenia or high RBC concentrations.