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Why is clotting time important?
Last Updated: 16th January, 2020
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Similarly, you may ask, what is the significance of clotting time?
Clotting time is the time required for a sample of blood to coagulate in vitro under standard conditions. There are various methods for determining the clotting time, the most common being the capillary tube method. It is affected by calcium ion levels and many diseases.
One may also ask, why is it important that platelets in the blood cause clotting? Platelets are tiny blood cells that help your body form clots to stop bleeding. If one of your blood vessels gets damaged, it sends out signals to the platelets. The platelets then rush to the site of damage. they form a plug (clot) to fix the damage.
Moreover, what is the significance of bleeding time and clotting time?
The Bleeding and Clotting time test refers to a test that is performed on a sample of blood to measure the time taken for it to clot or coagulate. This test is also known as the BT CT test.
What happens if clotting time is less?
A number higher than that range means it takes blood longer than usual to clot. A number lower than that range means blood clots more quickly than normal.