Prothrombin time (PT) is a test that helps doctors diagnose excessive clotting or bleeding disorder. The process involves drawing blood samples from the vein or the fingerstick; it measures how long and how the body is able to form blood clots. Furthermore, this test also determines the efficacy of medications taken against bleeding problems.
On the other hand, the international normalized ratio (INR) is a standardized method of interpreting PT results. Trained health professionals can read INR data even if it comes from a different laboratory. With Estero Island Medical Care, we maintain safe practices in conducting PT tests for our patients.
When to Get Tested
If you experience prolonged or unexplained bleeding or blood clotting, seek immediate help from our clinic.