Kenya Medical Laboratory Tests
Clot retraction Test in Kenya
Brief DescriptionThis test is used to assess platelet function and aid in diagnosis of bleeding disorders.
Patient PreparationThere are no special requirements for this test.
Sample TypeWhole blood
Sample collection ContainerRed top (plain)
Sample collection instructionsNo anticoagulant should be used"," to maintain validity.
Sample storageSample should not be stored.
Reference range0-2 hrs
Results Turnaround24 hrs within sample collection.
Diseases / Diagnostic IndicatorsA longer than normal clot retraction time could indicate thrombasthenia"," low fibrinogen"," thrombocytopenia or high RBC concentrations.