Kenya Medical Laboratory Tests

Coagulation profile Test in Kenya

Brief Description

This 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.


Clotting profile

Patient Preparation

The physician will enquire about any medication that the patient may be taking prior to the test.

Sample Type

Whole blood/plasma/frozen

Sample volume

4.0 mL"," 2.7 mL

Sample collection Container

Sodium citrate tube (blue top) and plain tube (red top)

Sample collection instructions

Sample should be mixed gently immediately after collection"," for proper mixing of blood with the anticoagulant.

Sample storage

In case of intended delays in testing"," the citrated sample should be centrifuged for 10min and pla

Reference range

Varies with each assay.

Results Turnaround

2-5 days after sample collection.

Diseases / Diagnostic Indicators

Abnormal results indicate bleeding and clotting disorders. They could be acquired or inherited and assessment of individual factors diagnoses their presence.