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Prothrombin Time

Ordering information:

Warfarinsied outpatients can use a "Rule 3 Exemption" request to allow multiple INR collections to be made using the one request form.

Please click here for a link to the Rule 3 Exemption Request Form

Alternate names:
DINR, INR, PT
Laboratory:
Coagulation
Test Code:
INR, DINR
Specimen types:
Plasma
Container types:
Sodium CitrateSodium Citrate
Collection Instructions:
Transport specimen at Room Temperature to lab

Filled to label marker and mixed by inversion.

Patient Information - Warfarin Management

 

Frequency:
Daily
Result Turnaround Time:
2 hours
Reference Interval:

Prothrombin Time is expressed as the International Normalised Ratio (INR)

0.8 - 1.2 INR

Prophylaxis for atrial fibrillation 2.0 - 3.0 INR
Treatment of deep vein thrombosis 2.0 - 3.0 INR
Tissue heart valve replacement 2.0 - 3.0 INR
Mechanical heart valve replacement 2.5 - 3.5 INR
Anti-phospholipid syndrome 2.0 - 3.0 INR
Laboratory Use Only

SPECIMEN COLLECTION MODULE (SCM) FAQs - CLICK HERE

 

CLICK HERE for a consent form to perform tests not covered by Medicare

TURN AROUND TIMES - When will my result be available?

CLICK HERE for Minimum Labelling Requirements

CLICK HERE for a printable Pathology request form

CLICK HERE for a Log sheet for recording Pathology results

"THE ART OF CCCCOLLECTION"

PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR THE PREFERRED ORDER OF DRAW