This test is used for the screening of genetic as well as acquired disorders of blood coagulation system. The blood clotting factors that are diagnosed through this test include II, V, VII and X. this test also determines the level of fibrinogen in the blood. PT test is used for the monitoring of patients who are receiving warfarin therapy (an anticoagulant therapy for the control of excessive clotting and uncontrolled bleeding). The symptoms which recommend the use of this test include irregular heartbeat, clotting in vein and pulmonary artery and conditions associated with antiphospholipid syndrome.
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