TT - Overview: Thrombin Time (Bovine), Plasma

Test Catalog

Test Name

Test ID: TT    
Thrombin Time (Bovine), Plasma

Useful For Suggests clinical disorders or settings where the test may be helpful

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 Library of PDFs including pertinent information and consent forms, specimen collection and preparation information, test algorithms, and other information pertinent to test

Method Name A short description of the method used to perform the test

Clot-Based Assay

Measures time of fibrinogen to fibrin conversion after adding bovine thrombin

NY State Approved Indicates the status of NY State approval and if the test is orderable for NY State clients.


Reporting Name A shorter or abbreviated version of the Published Name for a test; an abbreviated test name

Thrombin Time (Bovine), P

Aliases Lists additional common names for a test, as an aid in searching

TT (Thrombin Time)