Thrombin Time (Bovine), Plasma
NY State Approved Indicates the status of NY State approval and if the test is orderable for NY State clients.
The main utility of the thrombin time test is to detect or exclude the presence of heparin or heparin-like anticoagulants (which act by enhancing antithrombin's inhibition of thrombin and other procoagulant enzymes) when used in conjunction with the reptilase time (RT) in evaluating unexplained prolonged clotting times.
Identifying the cause of a prolonged prothrombin time, activated partial thromboplastin time, or dilute Russell's viper venom time when used in conjunction with the RT and fibrinogen assay
Special Instructions and Forms Describes specimen collection and preparation information, test algorithms, and other information pertinent to test. Also includes pertinent information and consent forms to be used when requesting a particular test
Measures time of fibrinogen to fibrin conversion after adding bovine thrombin