Our skilled New York, New York internist may recommend an INR test to test the clotting ability of the blood. The INR test (internal normalized ratio test) is designed to measure the extrinsic pathway of blood coagulation in the human body. Using the INR blood clotting test, we can derive the prothrombin time (PT), which is how long it takes blood to clot. INR tests are used to:
- Check for bleeding problems
- Check whether medicine is preventing blood clots
Hemophiliacs and heart patients may require INR testing to ensure that the blood is clotting at the proper rate. In certain cases, issues with blood clotting may be a sign of organ malfunction. For more information on the uses of INR blood clotting testing, we welcome you to call or visit our medical office in the Upper East Side of New York City, New York.
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