Bleeding Time and Clotting Time test is performed on a sample of blood to measure the level of Bleeding Time and Clotting Time in the blood.It is performed to detect Coagulation Disorder, Epistaxis and Platelet Disorder and also during the treatment and after the treatment of Excessive Wound Bleeding. A bleeding time test determines how quickly your blood clots to stop bleeding. The test is a basic assessment of how well your blood platelets work -form clots. Platelets are tiny cell fragments that circulate in your blood. They?re the first cells to react to a blood vessel injury. They seal off the wound to prevent more blood from escaping.
BT CT Capillary Tube Method Blood, Bleeding Time and Clotting Time, BT CT.
Most people will never need a bleeding time test. You may need to have a bleeding test if you?ve been having bleeding that won?t stop, especially from small incisions, punctures, or cuts.
Your doctor can choose from a number of tests to evaluate your platelet function. A bleeding time test is a common test to screen patients having prolonged bleeding times. Abnormal results from a bleeding time test can be a sign that you need more in-depth testing to find the cause of your prolonged bleeding.
Abnormal results of a bleeding time test could mean you have an acquired platelet function defect, which is a condition that develop after birth and affects how well your blood platelets work. Your body may produce too many or too few platelets, or your platelets may not work properly.
Abnormal results could also indicate the following conditions:
A blood vessel defect is any condition that affects how well your blood vessels transport blood through your body.
A genetic platelet function defect is a condition present at birth that affects how well your platelets function. Hemophilia is one example of this type of defect.
Primary thrombocythemia is a condition in which your bone marrow creates too many platelets.
Thrombocytopenia is a condition that causes your body to produce too few platelets.
Von Willebrand?s disease is a hereditary condition that affects how your blood coagulates, or clots.