Prothrombin Time with INRThis test may help measure how long it takes for your blood to clot. A healthcare provider may use this to monitor medication in your blood if you are taking warfarin (a type of medication known as a blood thinner which can treat and prevent blood clots). Read more
Our Prothrombin Time with INR (PT/INR) Test measures how long it takes for your blood to form a clot (coagulate). Anticoagulants (anti-clotting medications) change the way your blood clots. Warfarin is a commonly prescribed anticoagulant, or blood thinner, that prevents blood from clotting. Anticoagulant therapy must be carefully monitored to make sure the dosage is right for the patient; otherwise, severe and persistent bleeding or excessive blood clotting (hypercoagulation) can occur.
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