What is Clotting Time?
This is the time taken for a sample of blood to clot.
Purpose of Test
Longer-than-normal bleeding time may be due to:
- Blood vessel defect
- Platelet aggregation
Additional conditions under which the test may be performed:
- Acquired platelet function defect
- Congenital platelet function defects
- Primary thrombocythemia
- Von Willebrand's disease
Test of Result Interpretation
No preparation required.