Panel of Tests for Deep Vein Thrombosis

When a blood clot is formed in deep vein, it is called deep vein thrombosis. It is found usually in legs. This disease requires immediate care.

Below are the tests to diagnose it, called as coagulation profile:

Prothrombin time(PT) – This test measures how long it takes the blood to clot.

Activated Partial Thromboplastin time(APTT) – Partial thromboplastin time (PTT) is a blood test that measures the time it takes the blood to clot.

D –Dimer – A d-dimer test is a blood test that measures a substance that is released when a blood clot breaks up.

FDP – Fibrin Degradation Products (FDP) are substances that remain in the bloodstream after the body dissolves a blood clot. The fibrinolytic (clot-busting) system manages and regulates clot dissolving. If the body is unable to dissolve a clot, it may have abnormal levels of FDPs. Blood tests can measure the level of FDPs to see if one has a clotting disorder.

Fibrinogen – A fibrinogen antigen test is occasionally ordered as a follow-up test to determine whether decreased fibrinogen activity is due to insufficient fibrinogen or dysfunctional fibrinogen (caused by inherited or acquired dysfibrinogenemia).