Kenya Medical Laboratory Tests
Coagulation profile Test in Kenya
Brief DescriptionThis is a test panel that consists of assays investigating both the extrinsic and the intrinsic coagulation pathways. They include APTT"," PT/INR"," Platelets count"," and fibrinogen.
Patient PreparationThe physician will enquire about any medication that the patient may be taking prior to the test.
Sample TypeWhole blood/plasma/frozen
Sample volume4.0 mL"," 2.7 mL
Sample collection ContainerSodium citrate tube (blue top) and plain tube (red top)
Sample collection instructionsSample should be mixed gently immediately after collection"," for proper mixing of blood with the anticoagulant.
Sample storageIn case of intended delays in testing"," the citrated sample should be centrifuged for 10min and pla
Reference rangeVaries with each assay.
Results Turnaround2-5 days after sample collection.
Diseases / Diagnostic IndicatorsAbnormal results indicate bleeding and clotting disorders. They could be acquired or inherited and assessment of individual factors diagnoses their presence.