• 27 FEB 13
    Blood Tests for Patients on Anticoagulants

    Blood Tests for Patients on Anticoagulants

    Patients on anticoagulants need to have their blood tested for bleeding times to ensure that those anticoagulants are taken safely and not causing any risk for bleeding.

     Prothrombin Time:

    A test that determines the time needed for your blood to clot.

     Target Values:

    Normal range for adults: 9.9 – 13 seconds

    Preparation:

    The test could be carried out any time of the day without fasting.

     

    International Normalized Ratio (INR):

     Target Values:

    Normal range for adults: 0.9 – 1.2

    Preparation:

    The test could be carried out any time of the day without fasting.