Yesterday, 9-1-20, a colleague contacted George [me] because her physcian had ordered a PT and PTT as part of a pre-procedural workup. She asked what the PT/PTT accomplished, and both the physician and nurse practitioner offered no explanation. After considerable discussion, the PT/PTT order was canceled.
Posts - Screening Assays
Dec 1, 2019 11:26am
Our November, 2019 Quick Question asked, "What may you substitute for the PT when LAC prolongs the PT ?" We accumulated 53 votes.
Aug 30, 2019 4:48pm
From Lori Leppert: I saw a previous post from April 9, 2014 regarding the use of the PTT
May 14, 2019 11:40am
Please refer to our January 22, 2018 discussion entitled Effect of Fibrinogen on PT and PTT